Watch: Footballers in coronavirus home-isolation take on the toilet paper challenge

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Millions of people around the world are staying at home under instructions from their governments to follow social distancing guidelines to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Football stars, the likes of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Palmeiras’ Felipe Melo, Aston Villa’s Bjorn Engels, Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix, and Sheffield United’s Dean Henderson, have taken on the “Toilet Paper Challenge,” also known as the “Stay at Home Challenge,” to entertain themselves and encourage people to stay at home and exercise during the pandemic.


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The challenge, which has gone viral on social media, involves doing as many kick-ups as possible using a roll of toilet paper, kicking it away and nominating someone else to take the challenge.

Toilet paper has taken the limelight as people around the world have been stockpiling huge amounts of rolls amid panic hoarding, especially in the US and Europe.

Videos of people fist-fighting over bags of toilet paper in stores and empty shelves in supermarkets have flooded social media, while governments are trying to reassure people of the sufficient supplies of everyday necessities amid disruptions to global supply chains to due the measures implemented to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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