Players devise ways to stay busy on a day without football

Strange is the appropriate word to describe a day without football.

In this case, what were the things or activities which kept players and clubs busy say like on a Saturday or Sunday when stadiums are brimming with packed audience.

Watford resorted to football-related video games as they played their home match with Leicester City on Football Manager, whilst League Two club Leyton Orient did the same but asked fans on which teams should be selected. Orient lost 1-0 in that video simul.


Football Manager is a series of football management simulation video games.

On Twitter, Orient said “Today’s match against @officialbantams may have been postponed in real life ut it’s a game day on @FootballManager and we need help!’’

For Southampton, they played Norwich in a game of noughts and crosses, whilst their match with Manchester City ended in “draw.’’


City also invited their fans to get involve in a game “while there’s no footie.’’ They told fans to come up with their best colouring job on sketches of players like Sergio Aguero.

For his part, City playmaker Ilkay Gundogan used Twitter to send out a message to fans, telling them to “stay calm and take care of yourself.’’

Games simulations were also the fad in Spain as Leganes eked out a win over Real Valladolid 2-1.


For Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, working out at home is the wisest thing to do. With his shirt, off, Ramos was on the treadmill to show he is in perfect shape.

In his Instagram video, Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi did the Stay At Home Challenge as he does kick-ups whilst washing his hands. However, two kids, presumed to be his son and daughter, seem unhappy with what he is doing.

Mustafi messaged that “we all need to spread the awareness how important it is to #StayAtHome.’’

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