Covid-safe gambler wears a well-fitted N95 mask and gloves on the pokies – but still smokes and necks a BEER as a reminder of peak pandemic craziness
- American man smoking cigarette while wearing an N95 face mask at pokies
- He lights up the cigarette using a match then lifts up the mask to blow out smoke
- Video was posted onto the ‘playmakerbetting’ Instagram page about a week ago
- One viewer commented: ‘Imagine smoking cancer but being terrified of the flu’
A gambler has attempted to remain Covid-safe despite drinking, smoking and playing the pokies.
Decked out in a well-fitted N95 mask and gloves, the man can be seen lighting up his cigarette and removing his mask to blow out the smoke.
The video resurfaced on the ‘playmakerbetting’ Instagram page about a week ago as an example of Covid-era lunacy and was captioned: ‘If an oxymoron was a person.’
A gambler (pictured) attempted to remain Covid-safe while playing on the pokies, smoking and drinking
In the video the American man is seen putting the cigarette into the side of his face mask.
He then uses a match to light it up before putting it out and placing it on the pokies, alongside three of his drinks.
The man then briefly removes his mask in order to blow out the smoke before putting it back on.
The man can be seen lighting up a cigarette he carefully was placed in the side of his N95 face mask (pictured)
He then removes the face mask in order to blow out the smoke (pictured) before putting it back on
Reaction to the video included one person who had a dig at the man’s protective efforts: ‘I got my gloves I’m good… (he then) touches machines all over casino, then grabs cigarette with gloves…genius.’
Another said: ‘I bet the inside of his car looks crazy.’
‘Imagine smoking cancer but being terrified of the flu,’ a third commented.
The man’s ridiculous attempt at Covid safety mirrored that of some Australians seen in the midst of the Covid pandemic.
One man in Sydney back in 2020 went all out when he was spotted in the CBD wearing a 3M 6800 model respirator.
A young man turned heads as he walked through Sydney’s CBD wearing a 3M 6800 model respirator
Daily Mail Australia spoke to the young man, John, and his friend after they crossed George St, at the heart of the city
The hi-tech respirator made the young man look like something out of a science fiction film.
He told Daily Mail Australia at the time: ‘It’s the only effective mask that you have… You get them from China and eBay.’
Some of the excesses of the pandemic are becoming apparent as thousands of Covid-19 fines worth millions of dollars issued across New South Wales for breaching public health orders are challenged.
Over the past few years, there have been thousands of Covid-19 fines worth millions of dollars issued across New South Wales for breaching Covid-related rules (pictured, people out enjoying Bondi Beach)
The thousands of fines could be ruled invalid if two Sydneysiders win a landmark test case in the New South Wales Supreme Court (pictured, police patrolling Bondi Beach in 2021)
The fines could be ruled invalid if two Sydneysiders win a landmark test case in the New South Wales Supreme Court.
The man and woman claim their infringement notices were issued in such vague terms they could not be legally enforced and would be difficult, if not impossible, to challenge in front of a magistrate.
If they win their actions it could set a precedent that sees many of more than 45,000 such unpaid fines for Covid-related public health order breaches in NSW withdrawn.
A class action in NSW could now go ahead and similar law suits would likely be pursued in other states. There were 19,000 fines handed out in Victoria, and tens of thousands across the rest of Australia.
If the two Sydneysiders win their actions in court, it could set a precedent that sees many of more than 45,000 such unpaid fines for Covid-related public health order breaches in NSW withdrawn (pictured, Bondi locals making the most of the great weather)