Footballers have been warned that spitting on the pitch during matches could raise the risk of spreading swine flu. The Health Protection Agency believe the habit of spitting could increase the risk of passing on infections.
Players from Blackburn and Bolton have shown signs of the virus ahead of their Carling Cup matches this week.
Would it not be a better idea to ban spitting on the football pitch because it is a disgusting habit? At the end of a match it must be dreadful to fall over in all the accumulated gunk.