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College football players declare '#WeWantToPlay' amid reports the season could be canceled

Added 08-11-20 12:17:02am EST - “President Trump and other Republicans have joined the push” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “College football players declare '#WeWantToPlay' amid reports the season could be canceled”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

College football players are pushing a viral campaign declaring "#WeWantToPlay" as numerous reports circulated Monday warning that the entire season could be scrapped due to concerns over COVID-19.

ESPN reported that on Sunday night, a dozen players from all five major conferences released a video in solidarity calling for the season to go on, while also stating that "players should have the chance to opt out of the upcoming football season and that they should be guaranteed another year of eligibility whether they play this season or not."

The statement was shared on Twitter by Heisman Trophy-candidate and Clemson University quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who the outlet explained "has been outspoken about his desire to play what would probably be his final collegiate season."

President Donald Trump retweeted the message, writing, 'The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled. #WeWantToPlay."

Other Republicans also joined in the football players' campaign, with Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan tweeting, "America needs college football." Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse — a former university president, himself — even penned a letter to the presidents in the Big Ten conference, urging them not to cancel the season.

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