Aaron Donald has fans as fans, but fans may have Aaron Donald as a fan of fans. See what I’m saying? Fantastic.
The LA Rams defensive tackle was quote as saying this week that:
“You need fans to play a game. I don’t see how you could play a game without fans. The fans are what pick you up. The fans make the game exciting. Without fans, I don’t see how it could be possible. It’s not exciting. I don’t think it would be fun.”
As told to Greg Beacham of the Associated Press, Donald is opposed to any idea of NFL teams playing games in empty stadiums as a response to the coronavirus pandemic and how to re-start sports again. The Rams are also waiting to debut their expensive new home in Inglewood at SoFi Stadium when the games are played and Donald doesn’t like the idea of doing that without “80,000 fans going crazy.”
“You practice and practice and practice, and you prepare to play a game and be on a big stage and play in front of a crowd,” Donald said. “Without fans, I don’t see how that could be possible. There’s just no excitement.”
Aaron Donald: "You need fans to play a game. I don't see how you could play a game without fans. The fans are what pick you up. The fans make the game exciting. Without fans, I don't see how it could be possible. It's not exciting. I don't think it would be fun."— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) May 21, 2020
Donald also told the AP that he got his communications degree recently while taking online courses from home and that he was relieved when Michael Brockers returned.
Aaron Donald on Michael Brockers leaving, but then returning: "I was sick about that. I think Brockers is a huge part of the defensive line. He's been a top run-stopper in the NFL for the past couple of years. When we did lose him for a while, that was tough."— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) May 21, 2020