Thanks a lot, flu, you've killed high-fives in youth soccer league1/16/2013
We all know that soccer players can't use their hands during a game, but now they're being told not to use them afterward, either. The Manhattan Soccer Club, a New York City youth league, is discouraging high-fives and postgame handshakes due to fears that the players will be trading contagions instead of congratulations. Concern over this year's nasty strain of the flu prompted team coaches to suggest that players "touch elbows" after games instead of slapping their potentially diseased palms. "They have come up with a great solution that shows good sportsmanship while also reducing the chance of transferring the flu,” one parent said. [Source]
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Overboard or sensible?