The biggest union of NYPD chided New York City Mayor Eric Adams for his order lifting the city’s private-sector vaccine mandate that will allow Brooklyn Nets unvaccinated star Kyrie Irving to play inside Barclays Center.
Sources said the order also allows unvaccinated players with the Yankees and Mets to suit up at Yankee Stadium and CitiField when the baseball season starts.
Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch in a Thursday statement blasted Adams order since it is a form of a double standard.
“If the mandate isn’t necessary for famous people, then it’s not necessary for the cops who are protecting our city in the middle of a crime crisis,” Lynch said.
Lieutenants Benevolent Association head Lou Turco also accused Adams of being a hypocrite with his order.
“It is hypocritical to allow an athlete not to get vaccinated while forcing police officers to get vaccinated to keep their jobs.
“We’re told the vaccination mandate is necessary because they’re following the science,” Turco said.
“Where is the science that supports immunity if you’re able to make free throws or throw a baseball 95 miles an hour?” Turco added.