Kyrie Irving on refusal to take COVID-19 vaccine: Kanya kanyang trip yan
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is ready to accept the consequences of his refusal to be injected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine.
In an Instagram live on Wednesday night (Thursday in the Philippines), Irving said that it is sad that the COVID-19 vaccines has led to people losing their jobs and division.
“I’m standing with all those that believe what is right. Everybody is entitled to do what they feel is what’s best for themselves,” Irving said.
“Seeing the way this is dividing our world up…it’s sad to see…People are losing jobs to mandates,” added the one-time NBA champion.
“It’s not being anti-vax. It’s about what feels good to me. I’m feeling uncertain … and that’s OK. I know the consequences of the decision I make with my life,” he further said.
Irving also noted that he wishes the best for those who have themselves injected with COVID-19 vaccine.
“If you choose to get the vaccine, I support you. Do what’s best for you. I continue to pray for all those out there who have lost people to the pandemic to COVID,” Irving said.
“It’s crazy times that we’re in. I haven’t hurt anybody. I haven’t committed a crime,” he added.
The Nets management has earlier said they won’t allow Irving to take part in team’s practice and games. It also said recently that they won’t offer contract extension to the veteran guard.