Norwich City goalkeeper and former SPFL man Michael McGovern has sent a defiant message to his followers.

The world is currently battling a global health pandemic caused by a Covid-19 outbreak. Last night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson implemented lockdown procedures in all but name.

Johnson has implemented lockdown. (Photo by SIMON DAWSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

It comes after many defied strong advice over the weekend to avoid public spaces, instead gathering in mass crowds. The current Norwich goalkeeper has sent a message in the wake of this.

“We all need to come together to battle this virus,” McGovern said on Twitter. “We all need to do the right things and act in a responsible manner. Please do not gather in large groups. Think about what you’re doing and who it could affect.

“Join me in the fight against Coronavirus with three simple steps; stay at home, wash your hands and keep your distance.”

Strong message

McGovern is a well-known face to Scottish football fans. He spent a lengthy amount of his career in the Scottish game before moving to Norwich, taking in spells with Stranraer, St Johnstone, Ross County, Falkirk and Hamilton.

Michael McGovern is a former Accies man. (Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images)

He moved to Carrow Road in 2016 and has remained in and around the first-team ever since. Whilst not first choice, McGovern has made more than 20 appearances for Norwich.

He’s now using his platform to promote a bigger message in the grand scheme of things.

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