Three o'clock on Saturday afternoon is usually when Premier League teams are focusing on their most important time of the week.
But this Saturday, with the coronavirus pandemic stopping the game in England, players and managers from the Premier League teams, as well as the competition's record goalscorer, Alan Shearer, posted messages to fans of the importance of staying home to stop the spread of the virus.
From managers such as Sean Dyche, Roy Hodgson, Frank Lampard, Mikel Arteta and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to players such as Raheem Sterling, Billy Sharp, Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Jack Grealish, the message was loud and clear: stay home, save lives.
An urgent message from our boys 🙏— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) March 28, 2020
Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives. pic.twitter.com/7pDx4RQFzC
It’s 3pm on a Saturday. Normally it’s kick off time. But some things are bigger than football. I send my biggest recognition and love to all of you who are making sure we all feel safe and better. My applause is for you, the real superheroes!— Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (@hojbjerg23) March 28, 2020
Big hug, P-E H 23 #stayhomesavelives pic.twitter.com/gCfEVUxSYC
"They're staying in work to protect us, let's make sure we stay at home to help them."— Wolves (@Wolves) March 28, 2020
It's the weekend, but a reminder to stay at home and observe the rules from first-team coach Ian Cathro.