I don’t know about you, but Pink eye is seriously contagious and once you get it one may need months to get rid of it. Pink eye can also cause swelling, eye irritation and eye damage. Who wants to exchange a volleyball during the Summer Olympics with a player suffering with PINK EYE?
No disrespect to Kerri Walsh who has brought home the gold, but one rub of her eyes from sweat can transfer pink eye to the ball and result in opponents acquiring pink eye, too. It’s nothing to laugh at as is players in wrestling and contact sports that an opponent has PINK EYE.
This is not a sympathy case to spare the feelings of individuals with Pink Eye. It’s not about the people with it, it’s about the disease whether temporary or sustaining. No one should be playing contact sports with PINK EYE.
USA pride is one thing, but a player with PINK EYE is another and your heart if you are human will sympathize with other teams who have to play with not only Kerri Walsh, but her partner of the volley ball duo who has PINK EYE, too. Regardless, of all much congrats to Keri with pink eye and all able to bring home a championship.