‘They deserve to get relegated for this alone’: Bournemouth fans ridiculed for wearing club-branded face masks amid coronavirus fears
- Two men wearing club ties wore club-branded face masks at Bournemouth
- It comes amid the coronavirus outbreak which has arrived in the UK
- On Friday, two people were confirmed to have contracted the virus in York
- Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the branded masks on Saturday
Bournemouth fans were widely mocked after wearing protective facemasks in the crowd during the game against Aston Villa amid fears over coronavirus.
Eddie Howe’s were looking to lift themselves away from trouble at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon but the threat of relegation wasn’t the only danger for some.
Two men wearing club ties were spotted wearing face masks, branded with the club’s crest, amid the coronavirus outbreak.
It was widely suggested on social media that the two men were associated with the club, but at half time a Bournemouth official told reporters that they were season ticket holders, and not connected with the club.
Two men wearing Bournemouth ties were spotted wearing club-branded face masks at the Vitality Stadium amid the coronavirus outbreak which is causing chaos the world over
It comes after the virus, the World Health Organisation has declared as a ‘global emergency’, arrives in the United Kingdom having broken out from China.
Since the outbreak in the Wuhan region, there have been around 10,000 confirmed cases and 100,000 cases in which patients have shown symptoms and remain under observation. The death toll has also passed 250 people.
On Friday, two people from England were confirmed as the first people in Britain to contract the virus. The pair, who are from the same family, remain under observation.
The club had their name and crest put on face masks to supposedly keep the virus at bay
Following Friday’s diagnosis, authorities in the UK have launched a nation-wide hunt for anyone who came into contact with Britain’s first two patients.
But with the virus posing almost no danger at all on the south coast, plenty taunted those wearing the masks on social media.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the Bournemouth chiefs, with some joking that the club should be relegated.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the image of the two men wearing the masks
@CraigMurphy75 said: ‘They deserve to be relegated for this alone’m while @Gareth_Utd said: ‘What on earth are they doing’.
Meanwhile comments saying ’embarrassing’ and ‘state of it’ were made on the social media platform.
The Cherries are looking to make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League, having defeated Brighton in the south coast derby last time out.
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