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US football coach fired for refusing vaccine

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 19th October, 2021 05:43:43 PM
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A top US college football coach has been fired for refusing to be vaccinated against Covid-19, reports BBC.

Washington State University (WSU) sacked Nick Rolovich, its highest-paid employee, and four of his assistants, for failing to meet a vaccine mandate.

The mandate means all state workers in Washington have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or lose their jobs.

Mr Rolovich, 42, who earned $3.1m (£2.25m) a year, had applied for a religious exemption from the mandate.

But WSU's Director of Athletics, Pat Chun, said the exemption had been refused.

But Rolovich had said he would not get vaccinated, calling it a personal decision.

Mr Rolovich, who was in his second season at WSU, is the first major college football coach to lose their job over their vaccination status.