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Jonathan Mensah asks fans to do the right thing to stop coronavirus spread, practice social distancing

Stop the spread. Practice social distancing.

MLS: Columbus Crew SC at Atlanta United FC Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The coronavirus has rapidly spread across the United States, disrupting life as we know it. People can’t go to work in fear of spreading this disease and making matters worse. Multiple states have been issued a stay-at-home order by their local government, or even worse, have been put on lockdown. Sports as we know it have come to a stop, meaning we haven’t watched Columbus Crew SC play since March 7.

Monday afternoon, Columbus Crew SC captain Jonathan Mensah along with team sponsor Ohio Health, released a video via Twitter, encouraging fans to practice social distancing as he is shown self-isolating in his house.

In the video, which will be posted below, the Black & Gold captain urges others to wash their hands frequently, use hand sanitizers and keep their hands to themselves. If a plea from your club captain doesn’t change your mind and make you take this seriously, not sure what will.

Here is a full transcript of Mensah’s message:

Hey everyone, Jonathan Mensah here. As you can see I’m currently home because during this time, it’s very important that we all practice social distancing. Social distancing is when you distance yourself from other people during this time especially. Remember if you do happen to be around others, make sure you’re keeping your hands to yourself, you are six-feet away and make sure you was your hands frequently and use your hand sanitizers as well. Do your best so we can stop the spread of this virus. Thank you, and stay safe.