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NEW YORK - JUNE 14: A general view of the St. Louis Cardinals dugout during the game against the New York Mets at Citi Field on June 14, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images)

Per Jerry Hairston Jr., multiple St. Louis Cardinals players went to a casino prior to the team’s coronavirus breakout 

Look away, St.

Louis Cardinals fans. You’re surely not going to like what former Major League Baseball player Jerry Hairston Jr. is claiming has gone down with players on the team in regards to breaking coronavirus protocols.

Over the last two days, St. Louis has had at least six members of the organization, including veteran pitcher Carlos Martinez, test positive for COVID-19. Per Hairston Jr, though, it looks like some of the Cardinals players may have broken league rules and partied at a casino recently.

While Hairston Jr. is making it clear this is what he’s hearing and not presenting it as fact, it’s still infuriating to see that St. Louis players may have behaved so irresponsibly.

A few Marlins go to a club & now hearin a few Cardinals went to a Casino? That’s not following protocols. #MLB Players are furious cause 28 other teams have worked hard to follow guidelines. #smh.

— Jerry Hairston, Jr. (@TheRealJHair) August 1, 2020

The St. Louis Cardinals are now up to at least seven positive coronavirus cases in the organization

This latest post from Hairston Jr. comes after it was reported earlier this week members of the Miami Marlins went to a club and partied. As fans know by now, several Miami players have tested positive for the coronavirus, with the organization now up to nearly 20 total cases.

Even more concerning for MLB fans, commissioner Rob Manfred has said there’s a chance the rest of the 2020 season could be canceled if teams continue to see a rise in cases. St. Louis having at least seven positives between Friday and Saturday alone is troubling.

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While fans across the country are furious with Miami players for partying in Atlanta, the same sentiment will be the case for the Cardinals if what Hairston Jr. is hearing turns out to be true.

And now theres a rumor that St. Louis Cardinals went to a casino?

I know decisionmaking is frequently short-sighted for dudes in their 20s/30s (certainly I was included), but one would think the financial incentives were enough to just be willing to have a boring couple months.

— Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) August 1, 2020

Teams are doing their best to stay safe and not put each other at risk. St. Louis players heading to a casino, again if it turns out to be true, would be nothing short of despicable.

Next: Miami Marlins reportedly partied in Atlanta prior to COVID-19 outbreak

 

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The feud began Tuesday when the Vermont-based dessert brand directed a tweet at Britain’s interior minister, Home Secretary Priti Patel, who has vowed to stop asylum seekers crossing the English Channel from France to England in small boats. Hundreds of people have made the dangerous crossing in the past weeks of calm summer weather.

The company tweeted: “Hey @PritiPatel we think the real crisis is our lack of humanity for people fleeing war, climate change and torture.” It followed up with a series of tweets suggesting the government speak to refugee organizations and saying that “PEOPLE CANNOT BE ILLEGAL,” in response to some politicians’ talk of “illegal” immigrants.

The Home Office hit back, saying Patel was “working day and night to bring an end to these small boat crossings” and was unconcerned about “upsetting the social media team for a brand of overpriced junk food.”

James Cleverly, a lawmaker from the governing Conservative Party, joined the criticism, tweeting: “Can I have a large scoop of statistically inaccurate virtue signalling with my grossly overpriced ice cream please.”

Founded in Burlington, Vermont in 1978 by ex-hippies Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Ben & Jerry’s has long championed liberal causes. It has been owned since 2000 by Anglo-Dutch consumer goods conglomerate Unilever PLC.

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