Footballers have been warned spitting on the pitch during games could raise the risk of spreading swine flu.

Blackburn and Bolton both have players with signs of the virus ahead of their Carling Cup matches this week.

The Health Protection Agency said the habit of spitting "could increase the risk of passing on infections".

However, Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti said he was "not worried" about the threat of swine flu at his club despite having played Rovers on Saturday.
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