HOUSTON – Many viewers took to social media Sunday to raises concerns about the attendance at Super Bowl LV amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The overall sentiment on social media was that there were too many fans, seated too close together. Even as many people can be seen wearing masks.
In contrast, the league announced they displayed 30,000 cutouts of fans throughout the stadium, which may give the illusion that more people are at the game than in actuality.
Here is some of the reaction from social media:
I don’t rly have the words to express how upset I am at the huge crowd at Super Bowl/super spreader (or even that there is a crowd at all).. soo classic this is a priority in this country while ICUs are at max capacity— Lillie (@heyitslilliemer) February 7, 2021
There are a lot fans at the Super Bowl. More than I expected to see. Sure hope we have full capacity stadiums in the fall 🤞🙏— Jeremy Olsen (@JeremyOlsen41) February 7, 2021
the NFL: the crowd at the Super Bowl will be limited to 22,000 socially distanced fans— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) February 7, 2021
the crowd at the Super Bowl: pic.twitter.com/LaQYIeldr6
For those looking at the Super Bowl crowd, your eyes my be playing tricks on you. 30,000 cardboard fans are in the stadium to make it feel like the stands are full.— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) February 7, 2021