BOURNEMOUTH fans have been branded “idiots” after wearing face masks in the stands for the Aston Villa clash amid coronavirus fears.
The Cherries were hosting Villa in a crucial game in the race to beat relegation.
But it was protection against the coronavirus that had a pair of Bournemouth supporters taking caution before the match.
In a video posted by Sky Sports, fans, who SunSport believe to be season ticket holders, are filmed wearing masks.
Fans online were not impressed by the safety measures, despite the UK having two confirmed victims of the deadly virus.
GzFuligans wrote: “Idiots, I presume they think that’s funny. Do hope Bournemouth apologise and sort them out.
Orange 12 added: “Silly people.”
Craig Murphy added: “They deserve to get relegated for this alone.”
A York student is one of the two people infected with coronavirus as the university calls for calm amid “anxiety” on campus.
Yesterday it was confirmed two patients have been struck down with the killer bug after staying at a York hotel.
The pair, thought to be Chinese, fell ill at the Staycity aparthotel in the city centre on Wednesday.
And today the university has confirmed one of them is currently studying with them, as the University of Derby is isolating students who have come back from Wuhan for 14 days.
Snooker’s China Open has been postponed in light of the ongoing crisis.
The lucrative 64-man event, which carries a £1million prize fund, was set to take place between March 30 and April 5 in Beijing.
Some airlines, including British Airways, have cancelled all flights to mainland China.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have advised British citizens “against all but essential travel” to the country.