Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall joins thousands at South Shields FC as game draws in fans during coronavirus outbreak

Hometown girl Jade Thirlwall joined fellow South Shields FC fans as thousands turned out to support the club while other football games were cancelled over coronavirus fears.

By Fiona Thompson
Sunday, 15th March 2020, 2:40 pm
Updated Monday, 16th March 2020, 11:32 am

The Little Mix singer shared videos and photos from her visit to Mariners Park as she and her family watched the game against FC United of Manchester on Saturday, March 14, which ended with the home side winning 5-3.

She posted pictures on her Instagram account (@jadethirlwall) of the game’s programme and her nephew enjoying his dinner, with a celebratory message saying: “Great win for my hometown club @southshieldsfc today” after the final score.

As it stands, fixtures due to take place during the postponement time are set to be rearranged.

The Northern League's decision to go ahead with matches has come under fire during the pandemic.

After the match, Jade went on to share posts of her enjoying a night out at her Ocean Road nightclub, Arbeia, and videos of Sophistrio, a band who were performing on the night at the venue.

South Shields FC won 5-3 against FC United of Manchester in the Northern Premier League on Saturday, March 14.

They then posted: “Last night was silly fun” on their own page.

Jade also shared details of how a clubber had criticised her outfit for the night as “horrible” and a message for people to wash their hands, as the outbreak of Covid-19 continues to raise concerns worldwide.

Meanwhile, bandmate and fellow Sanddancer Perrie Edwards shared a video on Instagram and Tik Tok showing her and boyfriend, Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, joining in the #stairshuffle challenge with the message: “Precautionary self-isolation can be fun.”