Former World’s Strongest Man winner Hafthor Bjornsson, who is best known for his role, The Mountain, in popular television series in Game of Thrones, has shared a new photo of himself on his official Instagram page and reacted to the decision to postpone the Arnold Sports Festival due to the coronavirus outbreak.
On March 4, legendary Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger took to his verified Twitter account and announced that the Arnold Sports Festival, which is scheduled to take place in Columbus, Ohio this weekend, postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
After this announcement, Bjornsson jumped to social media to share his thoughts about this decision. He also said that this news was saddened but understandable.
Here’s what he wrote:
“Sad but understandable news. The Arnold Classic 2020 has been canceled due to the risks brought on by the COVID-19 virus. The strongman and bodybuilding are still on but there will be no trade show and no spectators this year at the Arnold Classic 2020.
You can still watch the Strongman show live on Rogue Fitness YouTube channel or on CBS at a later date.”
A fan named spaceshiprhyno commented and said:
“Sad that the media has made it a way bigger deal than it is…”
Another fan named chadkratz wrote:
“Making a huge deal out of a small virus. Keeping the public in fear. Looking good though!”
See the Instagram post below.
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Sad but understandable news. The Arnold Classic 2020 has been cancelled due to the risks brought on by the COVID-19 virus. The strongman and bodybuilding is still on but there will be no trade show and no spectators this year at the Arnold Classic 2020. You can still watch the Strongman show live on @roguefitness YouTube channel or on CBS at a later date.