Popovich slams Texas governor over 'ignorant' mask decision

Los Angeles (AFP) – San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Tuesday his team would ignore Texas’ decision to lift a state-wide mask mandate, branding the move by Governor Greg Abbott as “ignorant.” Abbott announced Tuesday he was ending the state’s mask mandate in a bid to open up Texas “100 percent”, despite fears from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it could lead to a resurgence of Covid-19. Speaking on the sidelines of San Antonio’s 119-93 win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday, Popovich said the Spurs would continue to follow NBA protocols which require players, coac…

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