(Reuters) – A Professional Bull Riders (PBR) competition took place in an empty arena in the U.S. on Sunday with cowboys in facemasks clinging onto 1,500-pound (680.39 kg) bucking bulls while most professional sports remained on coronavirus lockdown.
Members of the safety crew wrangled errant bulls while wearing masks in Guthrie, Oklahoma’s Lazy E Arena, as riders swapped their protective headgear for face coverings after completing rides in the two-day PBR Las Vegas Invitational.
Stands were bare due to social distancing guidelines for what would otherwise have been a rowdy affair featuring American and Brazilian competitors and leading bulls such as ‘Fearless’, ‘Two Socks’ and ‘Skeeter Peter’ after a 41-day hiatus.
The event, which kicked off on Saturday, comes amid widespread questions over when and how major North American professional sports leagues could re-start, as lockdown measures remain in place for millions across the country.
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