John Daly has become the latest athlete forced to apologise for his behaviour during the coronavirus pandemic, after he posted a video online which encouraged fans to defeat the virus by drinking a bottle of vodka every day.
The video he made for members of Donald Trump’s golf clubs located around the world has caused outrage as it seemingly promotes alcoholism, although, Daly has said that the video was meant to be taken in a light-hearted manner.
Daly has also said that he was surprised by the criticism he has faced because of the video, with the main point being raised that the World Health Organisation have already stated that drinking alcohol can increase the risk of contracting Covid-19.
Whilst speaking to Golf.com, as per The Sun, Daly said: “I didn’t mean to hurt anybody’s feelings. Hell, I was just doing it for fun, just try to get some laughs in the tough times we’re going through.”
In the video, Daly refers to the fact that he has suffered with alcohol addictions, by stating that he only has one drink a day, whilst holding a bottle of vodka.
“Just drink one of these a day. You know, sippy, sippy on a McDonald’s Diet Coke ya know, wash it down pretty good,” the golfer said, before saying that you’ll never have a hangover.
Then, in other great news, apparently this is how you “kill this coronavirus,” which is obviously far from the truth.
Daly defended himself by saying: “I didn’t mean to hurt anybody’s feelings. Hell, I was just doing it for fun, just try to get some laughs in the tough times we’re going through.
“Shame we can’t have any humour in this country or this world anymore, you know, without somebody busting your you know what.
"We all need some fun right now. We all need a sense of humour right now."
However, offering advice that could potentially increase a person’s likelihood of contracting coronavirus perhaps is not the humour Daly suggests that we need.
It is obvious that Daly isn’t being serious in the video, but with how serious the current situation is with a global pandemic, people aren’t taking humour towards the virus lightly as it continues to affect many worldwide.
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