FIFA president Gianni Infantino arrived at Belfast’s Culloden Hotel for the IFAB meeting and headed straight to a huddle of reporters in the lobby.
Wary of the coronavirus storm, Infantino jokingly asked the pack if they were ‘still shaking hands’ before proceeding to do so. Tubs of hand sanitiser gel were left outside meeting rooms at the Holywood venue.
Meanwhile, legendary singer-songwriter Van Morrison was spotted enjoying breakfast at the plush hotel and spa, which led some to wonder if IFAB had pushed the boat out for the entertainment at their evening dinner. It turned out Belfast-born Morrison is a regular at the five-star complex — and an artist offering caricatures was the entertainment at the meal.