Toronto Wolfpack have been in the media eye for a number of reasons in the past year, and the recent days have been no different.
With COVID-19 still rearing its ugly head in the world, the Wolfpack took it upon themselves to bring in a requirement that vaccination proof had to be displayed in order to attend games.
That was soon withdrawn, but the withdrawal was met with cries of utter disdain, influencing the club to perform a u-turn on that particular issue.
The Wolfpack explained why on their Instagram page:
“The ownership of the Toronto Wolfpack apologizes for any inconvenience and stress caused by yesterday’s erroneous announcement to remove the requirement for Proof of Vaccination.
“As the new ownership team, we are dealing with multiple conflicting instructions regarding what we can and cannot do on gameday. We are also doing our very best to assess what can actually be implemented and what actually helps keep our fans safe while giving you an enjoyable experience.
“After discussions internally and with our partners, we will be reverting back to our original requirement that all event attendees must provide Proof of Vaccination.
“This means: Each fan aged 12 and older must have a government-issued ID and present a receipt of full COVID-19 vaccination, meaning the full series of a World Health Organization approved COVID-19 vaccine or combination of accepted vaccines, received at least 14 days prior to the day of the game. Fans aged 11 and younger are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test when accompanied by a parent or guardian that provides the above proof of full vaccination.
“Fans aged 11 and younger are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test when accompanied by a parent or guardian that provides the above proof of full vaccination.
“Proof of a negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted for admittance, except for guests with a verified medical exemption.
“Thank you again for your patience, understanding and cooperation as we continue to navigate through these difficult times together.”
Toronto are expected to play in the North American Rugby League (NARL) after an ignominious end to their Super League career.
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