All of the LA major-league/first-division sports teams teamed up and released a PSA this week, called #LATogether, to advise fans to continue to stay at home and follow local officials’ orders during the coronavirus pandemic.
Los Angeles Football Club produced the spot, which included midfielder Eduard Atuesta as one of two players to deliver messages in the spot in Spanish, the other being LA Galaxy midfielder Jonathan dos Santos.
This is bigger than sports.— LAFC (@LAFC) April 6, 2020
We are all in this together. pic.twitter.com/pgzLYJKmEf
These figures represented their teams:
- Jared Goff, Rams
- Nneka Ogwumike, Sparks
- Eduard Atuesta, LAFC
- Dustin Brown, Kings
- Derwin James, Chargers
- Walker Buehler, Dodgers
- Jonathan dos Santos, LA Galaxy
- Nelson Spruce, Wildcats
- Josh Manson, Ducks
- Mike Trout, Angels
- Kyle Kuzma, Lakers
- Mick Cronin, UCLA
- Landry Shamet, Clippers
- Talanoa Hufanga, USC
LAFC also released Atuesta’s full speech:
While it seems like Californians generally have followed orders (although how would I know, I’ve been home basically non-stop for more than three weeks?) it’s always good to have some reinforcement and be told things like “It is vital that we all heed the advice of our public officials,” since apparently not everyone wants to do that and all.
Plus, this is probably the first-ever time all the teams got together on anything. Usually the corporate ties that bind link some teams and separate others, but all the teams get a spot in this one. In an unprecedented time, it’s worth crossing divides and working together, so we can get healthy and hopefully see our favorite team, whoever that is, again before long.
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