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Club América fan creates perfect #StayAtHome picture to fight Covid-19

The Mexican outfit tracked down a supporter who came up with a superb idea to spread the authorities' message to stay at home to halt the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Club América fan creates perfect #StayAtHome picture to fight Covid-19

The Liga MX took the decision to postpone the Clausura 2020 at the end of week 10 with the authorities in Mexcio now recommending everyone in Mexico stay at home in order to halt the coronavirus pandemic. Many professional soccer teams have used their social media accounts to help the authorities spread the message to the people to "please stay at home" until further notice.

As part of this campaign, Club América published a picture with the message "Quedate en casa" - stay at home champion - created by placing a number of different jerseys from the team together. The picture itself had been published the day before by a Club América fan, but the club were unaware of the identity of the author. In order to credit the creator for the brilliance of the pic, América asked for everyone to help find the person who had came up with the idea.

The magic of social media did its thing and in just minutes the author had been found! The username of the person who came up with the idea, @AMERICA_1916, responded to America’s Tweet, with proof he'd published the picture a day before. Club América officials contacted @AMERICA_1916 by direct message, but it's not yet known what was discussed.

The now famous 'stay at home' image is made up of multiple América shirts from different seasons, with the phrase made up of the names of various different players and the CA of the club's logo.

Pachuca use the same image in the fight against coronavirus

The team from Hidalgo published a similar image, using their jerseys to spell out the message in order to spread the vital message to people in Mexico. At midnight CET, 17:00 CST Mexico had reported 316 cases of coronavirus and two deaths. The hope is that with messages like this the virus can be stopped from spreading.


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