Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis explained why he was seen at the Super Bowl on Sunday without a mask on. Turns out, he wanted to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win and apparently, he was unable to do so with a mask on.
“Someone said, ‘Hey, you were at the Super Bowl without a mask,'” DeSantis said, according to Politico’s Marc Caputo. “But how the hell am I going to be able to drink a beer with a mask on? Come on. I had to watch the Bucs win.”
DeSantis is not a fan of mask-wearing and has mocked mandatory mask measures implemented by other states.
“I’m opposed to mandates period. I don’t think they work,” he said in November. “People in Florida wear [masks] when they go out. They don’t have to be strung up by a bayonet to do it.”