After New York City announced Tuesday that it would end Covid-19 vaccinations for private workers, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving said the order was a gross violation of human rights.
“If I can work and be unvaccinated, then all of my brothers and sisters who are also unvaccinated should be able to do the same, without being discriminated against, vilified, or fired,” the 30-year-old NBA All-Star wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
“This enforced Vaccine/Pandemic is one the biggest violations of HUMAN RIGHTS in history,” Irving concluded in his tweet.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) announced Tuesday that city businesses will be able to set their own vaccination policies and waive vaccination requirements for students participating in certain sports and extracurricular activities.
Irving has become the face of the NBA players’ resistance to vaccines, missing most of last season because he refused to take the shot despite New York City’s order.