Coronavirus isolation: Paris Saint-Germain launch special jersey to raise money for health care staff

With almost all football postponed for the next month because of the coronavirus pandemic, star players have found themselves at a loose end.

With many training grounds off-limits, clubs have sent footballers home, where they're adhering to an isolation period for the next few weeks. How are they passing the time?

ESPN will be keeping a daily eye on what the world's best are getting up to, as well as how clubs are keeping busy by battling in online competitions against each other.

Paris Saint-Germain

PSG are doing their bit to ease the strain on Parisian medical staff by releasing a limited-edition shirt that will be sold to raise money for local hospitals.

The Ligue 1 club have unveiled a special "Tous Unis" ("All United") jersey that will be made available in a batch of 1,500.

The shirt, priced at €175 ($192), is a replica of PSG's current home strip, though the standard sponsor logos and sleeve patches are replaced with mottos and badges pledging support for the doctors, nurses and care staff dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

Proceeds of all sales will be donated to Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris (AP-HP), a fund that supports 100,000 medical professionals, 39 hospitals and six university hospitals in and around the French capital.

Martin Hirsch, director general of AP-HP, told the club's official website: "We're really grateful for this wonderful gesture. Paris Saint-Germain backing Paris hospitals!

"A white card for this great club supporting the white coats! We're pulling on the shirt and giving our all! They know what it means. Our goal is to save as many lives as possible."


On a similar theme, Neymar is also mucking in to assist during the quarantine period by making his vast comic book catalogue free to access during the isolation period.

With many kids confined to their houses and desperate for activities to keep them occupied, the PSG star announced that over 200 issues of his own comics will made available as daily free downloads.

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In addition, the artists who work on Neymar's comic books will be hosting a series of live streams on Facebook with demonstrations of their character and panel illustration skills.

Andy Robertson

The Liverpool full-back took to his back garden to let teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold know that there will be a rival set-piece specialist in town by the time the squad reconvenes.

Harry Winks

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The Tottenham playmaker combined his #StayAtHomeChallenge with making his morning cup of tea and with an impressive display of accuracy.

However, we can't imagine that cuppa is going to be brewed to an acceptable level.

Jesse Lingard

The Manchester United midfielder took on the #HomeTopBinChallenge, which basically involves kicking a football into a bin from distance.

The United forward found his target, though we'll let you decide whether his controversial attempt should strictly count.

Lingard nominated several of his Manchester United brethren to take up the "bin challenge," with Angel Gomes following suit before nominating Nani, Phil Foden and rapper Aitch.

Rafal Gikiewicz

Union Berlin goalkeeper Gikiewicz wriggled into his finest 1980s Lycra to take part in a home workout routine inspired in equal parts by Joe Wicks and Eric Prydz.

Those with a particularly delicate temperament may want to look away now.

Theo Hernandez

The AC Milan left-back went the whole hog by setting up a home disco in his living room, complete with toilet roll decks, bottles of various cleaning products and smoke machines/air freshener.

Paul Pogba

The Manchester United midfielder's infant son made the mistake of wandering into the PP Arena while mum and dad were attempting the Toilet Roll Challenge.

Safe to say, it did not quite go to plan.

Dele Alli

Dele has been passing the time by watching some Disney classics in his home cinema, with the Tottenham star using his dog Uno to recreate an iconic scene from "The Lion King."

Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski is teaching his young daughter the tricks of the trade out in the backyard, with Klara burying a penalty past her dad and then celebrating by like a true striker in the making.

Yerry Mina

The Everton defender decided to lend an educational hand by giving free Spanish lessons to fans over the club's social media channels.

All together now: "Β‘Me gusta escuchar musica!"