The Australian Footballer’s Association has warned that the introduction of cotton socks has led to the introduction and spread of the disease of coronavirus.
The association, which has a global membership of 1.4 million, is calling for mandatory testing for cotton socks, and a ban on their sale to the general public.
Cotton socks are the most popular form of footwear for Australian footballers, but are also a source of concern for many in the community because they can be very irritating to the skin.
The infection can be fatal in the majority of cases.
The AFLPA said that testing should include the type of cotton the sock was made from and how many times a week it was worn.
“The AFLAC recommends that a member be required to wear a test for each type of socks manufactured for the purpose of testing,” the association said in a statement.
“A member who wears more than one type of sock per week is also required to have the test for the specific type tested every week.
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It is imperative that everyone is tested for the coronaviruses, particularly during the peak of the season, as it is an opportunity for the AFLAC to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce the spread of COVID-19,” he said.
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