Following the postponement of the remaining matches of the 2019/20 A-League season on Tuesday, players have utilised social media to share positive messages, encouraging the community to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many players have used their personal platforms to express disappointment about the postponement of the A-League campaign, but have encouraged fans of Australian football to keep their heads up and prioritise the health and wellbeing of themselves, their loved ones and the broader global community at this time.

In a video message to his Twitter and Instagram followers, Brisbane Roar striker Scott McDonald said it was a “sad day”, but echoed the overall sentiment that the postponement was “the right call”.

“Unfortunately all good things must come to an end at the moment and we have to put priorities right and that is the health of each individual in this country and world,” McDonald said.

“We have to take a serious look at this and taking the advice of our leaders and stay at home and take all the precautions necessary to keep our loved ones safe.”

McDonald’s teammate, defender Corey Brown, Wanderers’ Daniel Georgievski and Mitchell Duke, Wellington’s Ulises Davilla, Central Coast Mariners’ Jack Clisby and Sydney FC’s Milos Ninkovic are among a handful of A-League players encouraging the community to priorities their health and safety, while maintaining positivity about the future of Australian football.

You can view the players’ social media posts below and follow them on Twitter and Instagram: