GMB doctor advises football fans against singing in pubs during Euros

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Good Morning Britain's Dr Amir Khan has explained why football fans should neither sing nor dance in pubs at the moment.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, pub owners could still be fined if people sing or dance in their establishments.

Dr Amir appeared on GMB today and said that while he didn't want to be a "party pooper", there was some logic to the rule.

Host Ben Shephard had pointed out: "It's a real concern, isn't it, that you can't have too big groups in pubs, but actually we're not supposed to be celebrating and we're still not supposed to be singing.

"And of course, they go hand-in-hand – a celebration for a big football tournament where Scotland are there and Wales are there and England are there and all those nations get together. You want to be able to share that experience."

Dr Amir Khan has explained why football fans should neither sing nor dance in pubs
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Dr Amir replied: "Yeah, exactly. Emotions will be running high, it's a great weekend for football. It's great that people can go to pubs to watch it but it's now illegal to sing and dance and pub owners could be fined for it.

"And the reason for it – I feel like a party pooper here!"

Kate Garraway exclaimed: "You are! You are!"

The Euros will kick off today
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"Don't get me wrong, I love singing 'football's coming home' but it does generate aerosol particles when people sing loudly," he replied. "An individual, not so much, but the cumulative effect when there's lots of people indoors, you've got aerosol particles."

As the programme aired scenes of a group of England fans jumping around and celebrating outside, Kate responded: "Those are the scenes that I was talking about!"

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"Outdoors is less problematic," Amir continued. "Because there's breezes and things to move particles along. It's more about indoor singing.

"But it will be difficult to police. I think people will find it difficult to control their emotions."

Kate added: "It's just when the emotion of what we're all hoping for with the nations is some triumphant goals, it'll be [difficult]."

*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV

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