Belarus is the only country in Europe still playing football while the rest of the continent remains on lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Fans are being told to stay at home but there’s no live sport on TV and Sky have offered subscribers the ability to pause their payments for the traditionally exciting channels at this time of year.
Yes Boris! pic.twitter.com/GtjBrjCSBt
— Tom Harwood (@tomhfh) April 9, 2020
Viewers have been forced to find other things to occupy their time and some have resorted to pale imitations of the game.
These are more of the latest COVID-19 jokes as the Belarusian Premier League remains the last European competition standing:
Belarus footy is the only one in the world still going. The team I’ve adopted is FK Isloč we’ve got Smolevichi at the weekend and we hate them bastards
— tony edge (@edgyt10) March 27, 2020
We're a week away from the Mirror reporting on games being played using footballers in bio suits.
— Howard Hockin (@howiehok3434) March 30, 2020
Condolences to Luke Shaw in these tough times…,I’m sure McDonald’s will be opening again soon https://t.co/uekXzvuyty
— 19 Times (@LFCLiverbird96) April 6, 2020
I’m so desperate to watch football that I’m genuinely considering watching Neman v Vitebsk in the Belarusian league at 4pm.
This is it. This is what it’s come to.
— Transfer News (@TransferChecker) March 29, 2020
My wife threw my new football over the wall as she thought it belonged to our neighbour’s 9 year old lad.
I’ve had to ask them if I can please have my ball back.
I’m 36 years old.
— Tom Campbell (@UtterlyTC) April 10, 2020
Man, I am currently watching AI vs AI match on FIFA pic.twitter.com/czRxM5ius6
— – (@chaidayr) March 29, 2020
I’m alive????? The fuck is this https://t.co/4sn4xpMX0o
— Aaron (@GiniiWijnaldum) March 31, 2020
“Go home, you’re missing the Belarus Premier League.” pic.twitter.com/a1qamhSzpK
— Differently Dave (@GoldenVision90) March 28, 2020
Don’t fall asleep whilst your fellas playing fifa. Ended up dreaming about Diago Jota. Don’t even know who the cunt is.
— Poppy⚠️ (@PoppyMurphy_x) April 2, 2020
Mourinho sounding like he's giving a rousing speech at the end of a disaster movie here pic.twitter.com/8mvsQNnEBh
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) March 31, 2020
footballers first time back onto the pitch after this mess is over pic.twitter.com/wzgb1FxwMs
— Nees (@Nees_MM) March 30, 2020
It really is about time this happened. pic.twitter.com/HluKRCsqF4
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) April 4, 2020
Fuck it I'm getting involved in the Belarus Premier.
Haway the miners!!! Shakhter Soligorsk 'til I die.
Not at all influenced by bet choice. pic.twitter.com/7kC5rb8oEz
— arleneisaboot (@arleneisaboot) March 28, 2020
— Joshua (@jawshoeahhh) April 5, 2020