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Doctor Warns Against Singing In Pubs During Euros

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Doctor Warns Against Singing In Pubs During Euros

Euro 2020 gets underway today (Friday 11 June 2021), and with warm weather forecast, people will be packing out pubs to watch the action.

But when England take on Croatia on Sunday, you shouldn't start belting out 'Three Lions' down the boozer; that's the advice of Amir Khan - the doctor, not the boxer.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, he said he didn't want to be the 'party pooper', but it could help reduce the spread of Covid-19.

'Be quiet down the pub!' (sang to the tune of 'Three lions on the shirt'). Credit: PA
'Be quiet down the pub!' (sang to the tune of 'Three lions on the shirt'). Credit: PA
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Host Ben Shephard said: "It's a real concern, isn't it, that you can't have too big groups in pubs, but actually we're not supposed to be celebrating and we're still not supposed to be singing?

"And of course, they go hand-in-hand - a celebration for a big football tournament where Scotland are there and Wales are there and England are there and all those nations get together. You want to be able to share that experience."

Dr Khan replied: "Yeah, exactly. Emotions will be running high, it's a great weekend for football. It's great that people can go to pubs to watch it, but it's now illegal to sing and dance and pub owners could be fined for it.

"And the reason for it, I feel like a party pooper here... Don't get me wrong, I love singing 'Football's Coming Home', but it does generate aerosol particles when people sing loudly.

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"An individual, not so much, but the cumulative effect when there's lots of people indoors, you've got aerosol particles."

He added that it would be less of an issue in beer gardens, and conceded it would be hard to rein fans in come kick off.

He said: "Outdoors is less problematic, because there's breezes and things to move particles along. It's more about indoor singing.

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"But it will be difficult to police. I think people will find it difficult to control their emotions."

It's gonna be hard to contain ourselves once the whistle blows. Credit: PA
It's gonna be hard to contain ourselves once the whistle blows. Credit: PA

Fortunately, the weather looks set to be on our side, so you may well want to watch the game in a beer garden, where you won't have to worry so much about aerosol particles.

The Met Office confirmed to LADbible that on Saturday, many areas will enjoy highs of around 25°C, but on Sunday things could be as high as 'potentially 29°C' in regions such as the South East.

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A spokesperson said in a statement: "High pressure will build across much of the UK this weekend, bringing plenty of sunshine especially across England and Wales.

"Temperatures will be above average for early June, rising to around 25°C on Saturday and 28°C on Sunday.

"It is worth remembering that UV and pollen levels will be high or very high throughout the weekend."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: SPORT, UK News, Football, Pubs, Coronavirus, Euros, Covid-19

Jake Massey
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