Socially distant interviews are fine, but hugs, well they’re off limits.
Sideline reporter have been conducting socially distanced interviews due to the pandemic, pretty standard protocol. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Fox sideline reporter Erin Andrews followed protocol Saturday night after Green Bay’s narrow win over Cleveland.
Yet, after the interview was over, the two went in for a maskless hug. The moment caught some flak on social media, with some fans and analysts pointing out the contradictory actions.
After the interview concludes, around the 2:40 mark, Rodgers removes his headset. The two then share an embrace.
“I got to sit behind a legend for three years and see what greatness looked like first hand. That’s an experience that changed my life forever.”@AaronRodgers12 discusses what it means to him breaking @BrettFavre’s record. pic.twitter.com/u6occzr2Kc
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) December 26, 2021
Social Media went in:
Erin Andrews stood like 10 feet from Aaron Rodgers on camera.
Erin Andrews hugs Aaron Rodgers.
All on national TV.
And we wonder why the country is confused as hell.
— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) December 26, 2021
Thank goodness Aaron Rodgers and Erin Andrews kept six feet apart during the interview to stay safe … before exchanging a hug together afterward.
— Scot Bertram (@ScotBertram) December 26, 2021
Erin Andrews hugging Aaron Rodgers at the end of a socially distanced interview is the TV equivalent of wearing your mask on the way to the table and then taking it off for the rest of the meal.
— Alex Reimer (@AlexReimer1) December 26, 2021
Of course Aaron and Erin are good friends, but definitely not a good look for both parties involved.
On the positive tip, Green Bay’s win puts the franchise in the driver’s seat in the NFC with just two games left on the schedule.
Hugs for all.
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