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Who knows how many he would have got had he just taken the jab(s).



Earlier: You’re Ruining It For Everyone

Previously: Booster Shots


NBA star Kyrie Irving has said he is “being true to what feels good” by choosing not to get vaccinated after the Brooklyn Nets decided he will not be allowed to practice or play with them until he complies with New York City’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

A New York mandate requires proof of at least one shot of the vaccine to enter large indoor spaces. The NBA has said players who are unable to compete due to local mandates will miss out on pay.

“It is not about being anti-vax or about being on one side or the other. It is just really about being true to what feels good for me,” the Nets guard said on Instagram Live

‘Respect my choice’ pleads unvaccinated NBA star Kyrie Irving (RTÉ)

Callum Robinson scoring a ‘no-look penalty’ for the Republic of Ireland against Qatar last night

Last night.

The Live-liiiine is open.

Callum Robinson plays down Robbie Keane comparisons – for now (RTÉ)

This afternoon.

Further to yesterday’s Liveline on RTÉ Radio One where host Joe Duffy berated Republic of Ireland forward Callum Robinson for not taking the jab…

…via Ewan MacKenna (full article at link below)

“This is not pub talk, it’s science,” howled Joe Duffy on Wednesday afternoon.

Thereafter, in a nonsensical hour about Callum Robinson who has had Covid twice, the conversation talked about how he wouldn’t get into Azerbaijan without being vaccinated (he has a Covid passport), how 15 months of vaccines have been great (vaccines began 10 months ago), how Robinson may really be a public figure to promote anti-vaxxers (what do we even put in these brackets), before Joe proudly told us that: “I respect his choice but if you’re not vaccinated you should stay in your bedroom”. (He also suggested we “take one for the team”, this in a year when he took home €392,494 while speaking to those losing everything and telling them we’re in it together.)

I get it.

Lie with dogs and catch fleas, but the problem with Liveline is that it not just captures much of the national mood, it creates and influences it. And while no doubt a hugely successful programme, that alone should not be the remit of the national broadcaster.

Can’t it do better? Sure, correct what is wrong, but do that on both sides rather than being a hustle through the brain-dead badlands, a proud strut through the carcasses of enlightenment.

For what little it’s worth, I think Robinson should get the vaccination. I’d advise anyone to, but advice and abuse are not the same thing. Like it or not, it is his choice, and even if it’s for the wrong reasons, the science remains. This is what’s been lacking throughout a testosterone fueled tearing apart of him. [more at link below]

Forgive Me RTÉ For I Have Sinned – It’s Been Two Months Since My Last Vaccination (Ewan MacKenna)

Yesterday: Callumny


Republic of Ireland footballer Callum Robinson

This morning.

Via The Times:

‘...Only journalists with the vaccine were allowed to attend the press conference where Callum Robinson, who plays for West Bromwich Albion in the Championship, appeared on Tuesday. Republic of Ireland Under-21 players were also warned earlier this week that they could miss out on international football unless they were vaccinated for a forthcoming game against Montenegro — which is on a UK red list — but as senior manager Stephen Kenny is adopting a flexible approach.

“We’re not in a position where we can insist on it and we have to respect individuals’s rights as well. That is something that we have to learn to live with,” Kenny said, after being asked would he consider not selecting a player who hadn’t been vaccinated. “That would be very, very strong and sort of be a fairly radical standpoint. At the moment I don’t think that I would do that.”

Asked how many of the current squad of 26 are vaccinated, Kenny replied: “I don’t have an exact number at the moment, but there are a number. A lot of them have been done recently.”


Robinson said: “There are managers and people that will want you to do it which is right in their way, the way they think, but everyone has their choice and what they want to do. I wouldn’t force people to do it. It’s your choice and your body.”

Callum Robinson defends decision not to get vaccinated (The Times)

Pic: Sky Sports


The League is understood to have last week sent an email to its 20 clubs that said that, according to data it had, only seven of the squads were more than 50% fully vaccinated, “so we have a way to go”.

The email, as initially reported by the Telegraph, continued: “We are considering if and how best we can ‘reward’ those squads/players who are most Covid-compliant and who have opted to be vaccinated.

Premier League consider ‘reward’ to boost vaccination rates (RTÉ)