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LSU revealed this past Friday that its football players would experiment with face shields on their helmets as a protective measure against COVID-19.

On Sunday, two members of the reigning national champions expressed their displeasure with the shields via a social media video.

"I can't (expletive) breathe under this thing," redshirt junior outside linebacker Soni Fonua said.

Added senior offensive tackle Austin Deculus: "It's like breathing in a Ziploc bag."

The Twitter account of LSU's football equipment staff displayed the look Friday, adding the message, "Adapt. Adjust. Splash shields ready to go."

Although the Southeastern Conference has backed up the start of its shortened 2020 season to Sept. 26, almost every LSU game is certain to be hot or very hot. The Tigers already have home contests scheduled with Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and South Carolina, and they have road trips to Arkansas, Auburn, Florida and Texas A&M.

The SEC is in the process of adding two more games against opposite division teams to every program's schedule.

Contact David Paschall at dpaschall@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6524. Follow him on Twitter @DavidSPaschall.

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LSU photo / LSU's football equipment department recently released a photo of a helmet with an accompanying face shield that players will be using at practice during the upcoming days.
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