Newcastle ban players from shaking hands amid the fear of coronavirus

Newcastle BAN players from daily ritual of shaking hands with each other before training amid coronavirus fears

Newcastle have banned their players from shaking hands amid coronavirus fearsPlayers and staff shake hands at the training ground every morning in a traditionBut on the advice of a doctor, Steve Bruce said that ritual had now been stopped 

Newcastle have banned their players from shaking hands with each other amid the fear of coronavirus.

The Magpies have long since had a training-ground tradition whereby players and staff greet one another with a handshake every morning.

But Steve Bruce revealed: ‘We have a ritual where we shake hands every morning. We’ve stopped that on the advice of the doctor.

Newcastle have banned players from shaking hands with each other amid coronavirus fears

Players and staff greet one another with a handshake every morning at the training ground

Players and staff greet one another with a handshake every morning at the training ground

‘We have a superb doctor here and he’ll keep us informed. We’re glued to the TV and let us hope it doesn’t get any worse in this country.’



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