With the recent global developments changing day by day, many members of the public are encouraging social distancing.
With football suspended until at least 30th April, some players and managers are leading the way in encouraging people to take precautionary steps during these unprecedented times.
Last night, Leeds United’s Stuart Dallas became the latest footballer to have his say on the current circumstances, encouraging people to stay at home and avoid social gatherings in order to stay safe.
Dallas has arguably been one of Leeds’ stand-out players of this season, appearing in all 37 of the Whites’ Championship games, scoring three goals for Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
The 28-year-old has won plaudits from many Leeds fans this season for his versatility and leadership shown as Leeds look to end their 16-year exile from the Premier League.
Filmed in a kitchen and talking in a frank tone, the Northern Ireland international outlined what people need to do and why they should do it during the current global situation.
— stuart dallas (@dallas_stuart) March 22, 2020
After posting the video on his Twitter page on Sunday morning, Dallas received a lot of encouraging words from Leeds fans and plenty of other figures from across the footballing community.
Here we take a look at some of the responses to the 28-year-old’s video on the latest situation…
👏👏👏top man Stuart hopefully will get through to these people MOT.
— R.Cartwright 💙💛 (@rogercart57) March 22, 2020
Not only have you shown your versatility on a football pitch this season you can now chip in with PM, health secretary and NHS Spokesman. I just hope people will listen to you Stuart because there is a lot of stupidity going on across GB.
— Dazza71 (@OntheBielsaBus) March 22, 2020
Can’t agree more. Well said my friend ❤️
— Pontus Jansson (@PJansson5) March 22, 2020
Spot on. Hope you & the family are keeping safe
— Barney V2 (@barney___21) March 22, 2020
Well said Stu.
— 1919 – Bielsa 💙💛 (@aclr1972) March 22, 2020
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— Gurj Sagoo (@judgeaknee) March 22, 2020
Well said stu.
Sadly some of them think it's some kind of joke & arent bothered whether it affects their parents, grandad, grandmas etc. Its sad, it really is.
You guys can make a MASSIVE DIFFERENCE in getting the younger generation to hopefully take a bit more notice.
— Tony LUFC (@Tonylufc28) March 22, 2020
Cookstown Cafu with another assist, stay fit stu
— Nerek Neelander (@OfficialNeeNee1) March 22, 2020
Well said Stuart you wonderful creature
— Andrew (@LeedsUnitedM3) March 22, 2020
Brilliant video and message Stuart. Stay safe!
— ʀɪᴏᴛʙᴀᴅɢᴇʀ (@RiotBadger) March 22, 2020