Team on the field with a mask, the world of volley puzzled: You are exaggerating

He is discussing the choice of the players of Vibo Valentia to play the last two league games with the mask: “No constraints on the part of the League or ASL, personal choices”.

The team that took to the field with the mask was missing and this too happened on time: it happened in the volleyball Super League with the Tonno Callipo Vibo Valentia players who played the last two races wearing the containment device. A choice supported by the club which then highlighted how there was no specific request but a choice made spontaneously by the athletes. But there was no lack of perplexity and criticism while the Volleyball League also officially intervened on the matter.

The first time ever took place on January 6th, at home, with Vibo Valentia opposite Modena. Then, the replay on January 9 in Milan against Allianz. It matters little that in both games the Callipo Tuna was defeated, because what aroused amazement and more than a perplexity was the choice by the players who all showed up wearing the mask. No imposition by Lega Volley or ASL on duty: the choice was completely spontaneous and made after the Calabrians had been away from the parquet for 27 days, skipping three league matches, precisely because of the positive cases in the team group.

To reiterate the spontaneous initiative on the part of the players was also the vice president of the club, Filippo Maria Callipo: Everything was born simply from a spontaneous choice on the part of our athletes, some of which in the last weeks of December had tested positive for Covid. So they decided to protect themselves by wearing masks with the intention of returning to play in the league, to protect themselves, their teammates and family members who live with them “. Obviously not common masks but which can be used to practice sports even at a competitive level. “In the Brazilian league“concludes Callipo “they were already in use last season”.

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However, the Volleyball League also wanted to officially intervene on the issue: “The choice, as it happened in some cases in Serie Three “ Massimo Righi, president of Lega Pallavolo Serie A, said “it is solely the result of individual decisions. We will never oblige the use of these devices even at the beginning of the pandemic we had proposed to the players a special mask that was rejected by all “.

The unconventional voice, however, is not lacking and to echo it is the epidemiologist Pier Luigi Lopalco, very critical of the use of the mask and the real need to do so: “An iconic image of this pandemic will remain, a professional team that wears it during a match. I think we are exaggerating, we need to find a basic balance that does not make us panic but allows us to continue living in a healthy way with the virus “.

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