This is the new normal at Newcastle United

Face masks, fences and facial hair: The dramatic photographs that show the 'new normal' at Newcastle United

It’s football – but not as we know it.

Sunday, 21st June 2020, 2:49 pm

Newcastle United are back at St James’s Park today as they resume their Premier League campaign against Sheffield United, but things look very different to when they left.

From disinfected balls to bare stands, temperature checks to face masks – and the odd lockdown beard – things are looking very different.

Here, we look at the dramatic pictures which show exactly how the ‘new normal’ in the footballing world looks at Newcastle United:

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