WFFA sports anchor Mike Leslie can’t do a sports block, so instead he’s asking everyone to do their part to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Dallas and across the country.
On Sunday night, Leslie gave a monologue on-air when he would normally anchor sports. During that segement, he referenced a sports reporter’s analogy to social distancing. In the soundbite, the reporter from The Atlantic talked over a graphic that simulated a basketball game.
In the graphic, viewers saw one man playing defensive and about thirty on offense. The reporter is trying to explain to sports fans that 1-on-5 defense doesn’t work. Eventually the defense gets beaten down, just like the healthcare providers if people don’t practice social distancing.”
“You don’t want our healthcare system playing 1-on-5 against coronavirus. So please, stop going to the bars, stop going to parties,” Leslie said.
You can watch the full monolouge below.
Please, just buy in. Do your part.
The faster you do, the faster we’re all through this.
And when that day comes, and the games make their triumphant return, there will be no question how much we all love sports. pic.twitter.com/IW9Lq21RBT
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) March 16, 2020