'I've Caught COVID Twice But Won't Get Vaccinated': Social Media Furore Over Ireland Star's Remarks
He's the first footballer who has played in the Premier League to publicly speak out against getting the jab.
Some have backed his decision, saying that because he's contracted the virus twice, he has most likely developed immunity against the disease. But others have mocked him, sarcastically declaring him an "expert" who knows better than scientists.
Meanwhile, social media users have blasted him for putting people's lives at risk, arguing that getting vaccinated is a "social responsibility." Robinson has also been called "selfish."
If Callum Robinson has had Covid twice, why are people asking him about being vaccinated? His natural immunity would be like a bucket of boosters at this point.— Ewan MacKenna (@EwanMacKenna) October 6, 2021
Callum Robinson must be aware of the fact that he is not only a risk to himself, but also to those around him. His selfishness is disappointing and not representative of the country he is supposed to be representing. He should not be a part of the squad. https://t.co/yLdraVPRIY— Harry McCann (@TheHarryMcC) October 6, 2021
Sorry, not with Callum Robinson on this. Yes, it’s a choice. But it’s also a social responsibility to others. And it’s a unhelpful message to people who look up to him. Lost a bit of respect for him.— Jason Kumar (@JasonKumar1) October 6, 2021
A lot of people criticising Callum Robinson for not getting vaccinated despite having caught COVID twice, but it’s part of a footballer’s competitive nature to keep going for the hat-trick when you’re already on the brace.— Fintan O’Toolbox (@FintanOToolbox) October 6, 2021
It's absolutely Callum Robinson's choice not to get vaccinated. The fact he's had it twice & still doesn't want to suggests he's really not particularly bright. However, in his position in the public eye, he should have kept this to himself. Either way, he needs to think more.— JR (@thejonreeve) October 6, 2021
"I know, as you said, there are managers and people that will want you to do it, which is right in their way, the way they think, but everyone has their choice on what they want to do. I wouldn't force people to do it, it's your choice and your body," he said.