Boston's notable sports figures are holed up in different places, but they're coming together (virtually) to deliver an important message to the city amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman followed the footsteps of New England head coach Bill Belichick, Boston Celtics big man Enes Kanter and others Wednesday by posting a video to Twitter urging Bostonians to stay home as positive cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts continue to rise.
We know a thing or two about comebacks around here. Stay strong Boston, stay inside. This too shall pass. pic.twitter.com/liIZIeXAA5— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) April 8, 2020
Edelman put on his custom Celtics jersey for the video (unfortunately, it has Kyrie Irving's name on the back), in which he colorfully relayed a game plan for locals to follow.
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"As Mayor Marty -- my guy Marty Walsh -- always says, Boston is a city built on comebacks, and we're going to come back from this," Edelman said.
"But there are crucial things we have to do to come back from this, and that's staying inside and being safe and social distancing. It's a necessary thing."
Edelman also showed love for the health care professionals, police and fire department personnel and food delivery workers who have risked infection to provide essential services to the city.
"It's crazy to see how we all are coming together to work together because of these circumstances," Edelman said.
The veteran wide receiver implored those who have the option of staying home to follow Walsh's guidelines, which include only leaving the house for essential needs like groceries and wearing a mask while doing so.
"Stay healthy, stay safe and stay inside," Edelman said, before putting on a pair of gloves and mask and adding, "But if you do go outside for your groceries or anything, glove up, mask up, safe up."