Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner spoke out last night after testing positive for COVID-19, saying in a tweet that he was not experiencing any symptoms.
Thanks to everyone reaching out! I feel great, no symptoms at all. Just experienced every emotion you can possibly… https://t.co/Dzi62ZZyEJ— Justin Turner (@Justin Turner)1603859286.0
His positive COVID test news came mid-game last night and he was immediately removed from the game after seven innings.
However, he came back an hour after the game to pose with his teammates and hold the trophy — and fans had mixed reactions.
Some fans were dismayed that Justin could be out there right away celebrating with his team.
@redturn2 Bud I hope you know how much the fans are just gutpunched to see the celebration without you. We are all… https://t.co/iwkAl080p3— thedodgerdude (@thedodgerdude)1603860292.0
And were then reminded that he did celebrate with them, and he also took off his mask when doing so.
@thedodgerdude @redturn2 ??? He was out there with them. What are you talking about? You know there were a lot of c… https://t.co/F9yQXmVO6x— OtterBeALaw (@OtterBeALaw)1603895743.0
One fan caught the moment on television where Justin and wife Kourtney Turner walked onto the field post-win.
@redturn2 💙 you will be fine!!! Was so glad to see you on the field!! https://t.co/S5RuKgJyWu— Rachelle Babaoka (@Rachelle Babaoka)1603898409.0
Actor Bradley Whitford was all about sending Justin that love and support.
@redturn2 Love you, man. Thank you. Take care ok? We need you.— (((Bradley Whitford))) (@(((Bradley Whitford))))1603860585.0
One fan replied to Bradley, letting him know his very different opinion.
@BradleyWhitford @redturn2 Brad you know this defied major league baseball and went back into the dressing room to… https://t.co/XbWh4CVRak— Oliveira (@Oliveira)1603895011.0