Deshaun Watson doesn't share teammate's excitement over Texas reopening: 'Keep yo ass in the house bruh'

Yahoo Sports

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has cleared the way for the reopening of businesses in his state despite medical experts urging that it’s not safe to do so without significantly more COVID-19 testing.

Starting Friday, stores, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, museums and libraries will be permitted to open at 25 percent capacity, according to CNN.

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

This news has Houston Texans defensive end Charles Omenihu stoked.

Because who amongst us isn’t excited at the prospect of meeting friends for dinner or drinks or getting out of the house for a movie date? It sounds great.

Except there’s the problem that doing so could leave to another wave of COVID-19 outbreak.

Deshaun Watson’s response

For this reason, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is taking a different approach to Texas being open for business. He’d prefer that his teammate do the same.

Talk about leadership.

Deshaun Watson took his team leadership to Twitter on Monday. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Deshaun Watson took his team leadership to Twitter on Monday. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Omenihu takes notice

Watson’s tweet caught Omenihu’s attention.

He also posted after his initial tweet that he urges everyone to take proper social distancing and hygiene precautions. But he just wants to get back to normal.

And don’t we all?

But until the COVID-19 pandemic is contained, breaking from social distancing protocols comes with the risk of furthering the outbreak, causing illness and death and prolonging a closed society.

So for his leadership, Watson deserves applause.

More from Yahoo Sports:

What to read next