Dodgers' Justin Turner reportedly refused to leave field despite positive COVID-19 test
Los Angeles Dodgers' third baseman Justin Turner celebrated the team's World Series win with fellow players on Tuesday - despite testing positive for COVID-19.
Turner was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays after testing positive for the coronavirus, but he still returned to the field after the Dodgers win. "He held the trophy, kissed his wife and mixed up with other players, coaches, team officials and other family members," reports the New York Times. He was also seen taking off his mask during a team photo.
The Dodgers learned that Turner tested positive during the game and the team "immediately removed him" and "instructed him to isolate," reports the Wall Street Journal. Still, Turner "defied orders" by returning to the field to celebrate, and "when MLB security told him he had to go," Turner declined, "the Journal also reported. Turner said in a tweet , he feels "great" and has "no symptoms at all".
Turner's return to the field despite his coronavirus test positive met with immediate criticism, and USA Today's Gabe Lacques wrote it was an "annoying picture". After the game, Dodgers baseball operations president Andrew Friedman told reporters, "I don't think there was anyone who would stop him going out," but admitted that "when there are people around him without a mask , Is not that the case." good optics at all. "
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