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‘Exceptionally Stupid’: Fans Horrified as World Series Player Gets Pulled Mid-Game for Positive Covid Test Only to Return MASKLESS for Celebration

The World Series trophy presentation quickly turned from exhilarating to horrifying as a player who had just tested positive for Covid-19 returned to the field to celebrate with his teammates.

During Tuesday night’s deciding Game 6, L.A. Dodgers star Justin Turner was pulled from the contest after the 7th inning due to a positive Covid test. The Dodgers went on to win the game 3-1, giving them a four games to two victory in the best-of-seven series.

But then, to the shock and horror of baseball fans, Turner inexplicably returned to the field for the postgame celebration. The Dodgers star wore a mask but frequently took it off as he hugged fellow players, kissed his wife, and gathered closely for a team photo.

According to Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, nothing was going to keep Turner from celebrating a career milestone.

“[Turner] wanted to come out and take a picture with the trophy,” Friedman said (via the Wall Street Journal). “I don’t think there was anyone that was going to stop him from going out.”

That answer simply wasn’t good enough for the scores of baseball fans aghast at Turner completely flouting Major League Baseball’s Covid protocol, as well as common decency:

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