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Watch: Crew’s Darlington Nagbe urges fans to stay at home, stay safe

The Black & Gold midfielder had good advice for fans.

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As the coronavirus quarantine enters what feels like its second year, we’re all itching to get back to normal. But this morning, Columbus Crew SC midfielder and Ohio native Darlington Nagbe posted a video through the club’s Twitter account reminding Black & Gold fans to do their part to check the spread of the disease by staying home, saying that he’s been “staying inside… trying to stay healthy, keep the family healthy.”

Nagbe, ever the optimist, emphasized that being cooped up with your family for days on end has its benefits, however. He said he’s been “spending time with family” and encouraged Crew fans to “stay at home, stay safe, enjoy this quality time we get to spend with our loved ones.” Nagbe’s advice takes on special significance given his recent appearance on the BSI: The Podcast wherein he elaborated on his decision to forego playing for the United States Men’s National Team. Nagbe explained that his family was important to him and he’d rather spend his rare breaks from club soccer with them, rather than playing in trying circumstances away from home with the national team. On the whole, Nagbe’s words are one’s we should all follow: stay at home and stay safe.

Here’s a full transcript of Nagbe’s message:

What’s going on guys, it’s Darlington Nagbe from the Columbus Crew and I’m just checking in. Hoping everyone’s doing all right. Obviously I’ve been staying inside, doing my part, trying to stay healthy, keep the family healthy. Hopefully everyone else is doing the same. I’ve just been at home, working out, spending time with the family, trying to stay busy as usual and enjoying each other’s company. And hopefully we can resolve this very soon. But in the meantime, stay at home, stay safe, enjoy this quality time we get to spend with our loved ones, and we’ll be seeing you guys very soon. Thanks.