Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins attempted to clear the air this week following his controversial comments on a podcast about contracting the coronavirus.
Cousins expressed a cavalier attitude toward the coronavirus when talking about it on Spotify’s “10 Questions with Kyle Brandt,” which was published early Wednesday.
During the interview, Cousins said: “I want to respect what other people’s concerns are. For me personally, just talking no one else can get the virus, what is your concern if you could get it, I would say I’m gonna go about my daily life. If I get it, I’m gonna ride it out. I’m gonna let nature do its course. Survival-of-the-fittest kind of approach. And just say, if it knocks me out, it knocks me out. I’m going to be OK. You know, even if I die. If I die, I die. I kind of have peace about that,” he continued.
“So that’s really where I fall on it, so my opinion on wearing a mask is really about being respectful to other people. It really has nothing to do with my own personal thoughts.”
He attempted to clarify his comments about the virus during his media availability with reporters, according to NFL.com.
“I went on that Kyle Brandt podcast about a month ago, maybe a month and a half ago, in July, and what I was trying to say back then, admittedly, I probably wasn’t as clear as I would have liked to have been,” he said.
Now we’re learning about some members of Kirk’s family that also have some very unorthodox beliefs.
Cousins’ dad Don Cousins, who is a pastor at the Discovery Church in Orlando, had some ideas he shared on BLM protests, and statue removals.
“Satan has an agenda and he controls the institutions of the world, If you’re at all tuned into Athletics and pro sports, you know the platform that’s taking place”
Now it’s starting to make sense why Kirk feels the way he does regarding the virus.
It’s very interesting that in 2020 people still believe in the Devil and Jesus, but not a very real pandemic.