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Matthew Stafford’s wife, Kelly, blasts Michigan as ‘dictatorship’ over COVID-19 restrictions

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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford’s wife, Kelly, is quite frustrated by the COVID-19 restrictions in place in the state of Michigan.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer instituted a three-week shutdown for some businesses and schools in the state. The decision did not sit well with Stafford, who took to Instagram to get some things off her chest.

Stafford says she, too, is scared of the virus. But she feels shutting down small businesses will have a negative impact in the long run:

“So I’m going to be very blunt: I’m so over it. I’m over living in a dictatorship that we call Michigan,” Kelly Stafford said, via 97.1 The Ticket. “I understand there’s a pandemic, and I understand it’s very scary. I’m scared of it too. If you are at risk, do not leave your house until there’s a vaccine.

“But shutting down all these small businesses — things that people have worked their life for — shutting them down again is not the answer, because they will not make it. So once we are able to leave our house, once this dictatorship decides to let us have some freedom, there will be nothing left.”

Stafford said she still feels for people who have contracted the virus and essential workers in hospitals, but added this: “I do not like living in a place where they tell me what I can and cannot do.”

This is not the first time Kelly Stafford has engaged the public and the media on the matter of COVID-19. She previously complained about the NFL protocols that publicized her husband’s possible exposure to the virus.