Pedantic pencils and skeleton on the stairs – sports stars on social media

Sporting stars have had to find other ways to keep themselves busy with the coronavirus pandemic having decimated the global fixture calendar.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at what some of them were doing on Friday as they attempted to fill their time.

Liverpool midfielder James Milner is preparing to home-school in the coming days, preparing as only he knows how to.

Lionel Messi may be one of the best players in the history of football but even he has needed help staying on top of his training regime.

Leicester and England defender Ben Chilwell is the latest high-profile footballer to attempt the Stay at Home challenge.

Chilwell later roped his family into keeping him entertained.

Not to be outdone, Newcastle Women’s defender Courtney Stewart also gave it a go.

British tennis ace Laura Robson appears to have big plans while stuck indoors.

As luck would have it, fellow tennis star Heather Watson had a similar idea.

England and Great Britain hockey international Sam Ward turned his hand to a unique interpretation of the skeleton bobsleigh.

The F1 season may have been hit but McLaren were keen for fans to share a drink with their driver Carlos Sainz Jr.

Middlesbrough pushed home the World Health Organisation guidelines on handwashing by comparing times with a Barry Robson goal.

Cyclist Nicolas Roche has parked his wheels for the time being.

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Swapping my @shimanoroad shoes for a pair of runners. To explain why i am running! This quarantine doesn’t not let us cycle. It is tolerated by the government to jog/ run a few Km/ day. As i was never was a big HT fan, and rather get wet than do a indoor session, looked into alternatives. i will try do a small 5/6k run to get a extra Hour of workout. Must keep in mind that it is rumored that this quarantine will go on for 45 days… need to keep the ideas going to mentally be able to stay fit without doing 4h on the turbo! Or ill end up throwing it over the balcony and end up insane! Ps: i am not preparing @dublinmarathon hahaha.. And actually enjoying my bit of running.😊 Ps2: it’s important to say that i go alone, #socialdistancing wear gloves, ( of for the photo) , take had sanitizer ( just in case need to take gloves off) #staysafe

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Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi took over the club’s Instagram account for the day and showed how his family are helping him keep in shape.

Meanwhile, his Gunners team-mate has been practising his dance moves.

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