Newcastle manager Steve Bruce bans shaking hands at the club’s training ground due to fears over coronavirus, it’s been revealed on Friday morning.
The Premier League club has put a stop to a morning ritual of players and staff shaking hands each morning as fears over the spread of the disease increase.
Steve Bruce on concerns about Coronavirus:
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Steve Bruce said in the press conference: “There’s a ritual here that everybody shakes hands with everybody as soon as we see each other every morning – we’ve stopped that on the advice of the doctor.
“Were like everybody else. Thankfully, we’ve got a superb doctor here and he will keep us informed of what we have to do.
“We’re glued to the TV for where it’s going to go next and let’s hope it doesn’t get any worse in this country.”
Asked if he had known anything like it in the past, Bruce added: “No, not a all. Look, in confined areas like we’ve got here… There was a time over Christmas when if there’s a virus knocking around – which is not coronoavirus – then you have to be careful so we’re a bit mindful of it, the fact that a bug can sweep through.
“We had four or five at Christmas and two of my staff, so you stay at home, basically. But it’s always something you’re looking at.”
Fans gave their reaction after Steve Bruce says he bans shaking hands at the club’s training ground…
Perhaps that's why they've stopped scoring goals…so.they don't embrace afterwards!
— Ali Speight (@ALSP8) February 28, 2020
Or Just wash your hands.
— Nicky Brown™ (@Nicky__Brown) February 28, 2020
That has to be nonsense ??
— Adrian (@Adrian_tribe) February 28, 2020
Lol the 5 second rule
— Deepstweets (@Deepstweets86) February 28, 2020
They going to switch the ball everytime someone picks it up?
— Geordie X9 fbft (@GeordieX9) February 28, 2020
Incoming "games gone mad" tweets.
Over a handshake.
— Stewart (@Stewson95) February 28, 2020
Breaking news: Newcastle eradicate coronavirus with ingenious strategy
— Nathan (@njcb03) February 28, 2020
He's already banned scoring goals so what difference will a handshake make ?♂️
— Mark Fairley (@KingMundo85) February 28, 2020
Do they not wash their hands?
— James (@JBrianR91) February 28, 2020
— Nufc (@nufc1892fc) February 28, 2020
— Sam Wiggins (@sam_wiggins) February 28, 2020
Make sure someone shakes Ashley’s hands
— William (@WTownsley) February 28, 2020