Blackburn and Bolton have confirmed outbreaks of the virus and now the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has issued a warning to curb the 'disgusting' habit.
A spokesman for HPA said: "Footballers, like the rest of us, wouldn't spit indoors so they shouldn't do it on the football pitch."
Indeed, and to highlight the risks of such a 'disgusting' habit, we've hauled together football's worst spitting offenders.
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