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Football fans slammed after returning to stadiums with Covid 19 shirts

Football fans are slammed after returning to stadiums with ‘Covid 19’ emblazoned on the backs of their shirts

  • Football fans from at both Wembley Arena and St Mary’s were seen in the shirts
  • They were seen at Tuesday’s Premier League clash and Saturday’s FA Cup Final 
  • Choice of clothing sparked outrage among other footbal fans on social media

Footballs fans caused outrage after supporters from several teams were seen attending matches wearing coronavirus-themed shirts.

Several supporters were pictured wearing kits with ‘Covid’ on the back and emblazoned with the number 19.

The football shirts, spotted at two different games this week, were designed to replicate official football kits. 

Two men wearing red and blue football shifts were pictured wearing the kit earlier this week. 

One was seen at Wembley on Saturday for the FA Cup final, while another was photographed at Tuesday’s Premier League clash between Leeds and Southampton. 

They are among some of the first fans to be allowed back to stadiums after the coronavirus pandemic halted spectators over concerns their attendance could spread the virus. 

Footballs fans caused outrage after supporters from several teams were seen attending matches wearing coronavirus-themed shirts

The football shirts, spotted at two different games this week, were designed to replicate official football kits

A successful test event at the FA Cup final saw about 20,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. 

But after restrictions were eased , with other large-scale venues such as cinemas also now opening up again and pubs allowing people to sit indoors, football fans were also allowed back into the stadiums.

Southampton fan Ryan Trimble posted a snap of a fellow Saints fan wearing a Covid-19 shirt in the stands at Tuesday’s game, posting it online with the caption: ‘I saw it all tonight.’

Supporter Elbee Electric also spotted a fan with Covid-19 shirt at Wembley on Saturday for the FA Cup final.

However Brits were furious that footy fans were joking about the pandemic which caused more than 150,000 deaths. 

Charlie Taylor wrote: ‘Ban him from all games for life.’

JJ said: ‘It’s pictures like this that makes me think we don’t deserve fans back at football.’

Steve Ollerton said: ‘What the f*****g hellfire was he thinking when he got that done. He shouldn’t have made it to his seat.’ 

Wembley Stadium (pictured during The Emirates FA Cup Final match between Chelsea and Leicester City) is among the stadiums welcoming back supporters

St Mary’s welcomed back 8,000 fans for the Premier League clash between Southampton and Leeds on Tuesday evening (pictured)

While Aaron Prettyjohns took a more lighthearted approach and guessed the supporters had lost a bet.

He commented: ‘Has to be a forfeit or a dare. No other explanation for this.’ 

While the Talking Arsenal Podcast added: ‘Can’t decide which player to put on my shirt this season. F*** it, I’ll go global pandemic*’

Supporters of all clubs returned to stadiums for the first time since March 2020 this week. 

Up to 10,000 fans could attend depending on the size of the ground and all attendees had to wear masks and adhere to social distancing.

The Premier League was contacted for comment.  

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