A man has been criticised on Twitter after openly admitting to flouting social distancing rules during a TV interview.
This comes as a result of pubs and bars opening their doors for the first time in three months amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The group of friends – among many others – clearly couldn’t wait to get their first drink served and so flocked to Central London to celebrate on Saturday, July 4.
As people swamped the streets of Soho, an enthusiastic pub goer and his friends – who were all stood within a close proximity to each other – were interviewed by Sky News.
In the clip you hear the man telling the journalist: “We’re clearly not socially distancing, but it’s kind of fun.”
Unsurprisingly, this sparked uproar online.
The group have since been labelled “utter t***s” after showing clear disregard for the one-metre social distancing rule that has been put in place in England.
One person said: “I understand the need to socialise, especially when you’re young and feel invincible but let’s hope these words don’t come back to haunt him.”
Another added: “Pished up and partying during a deadly pandemic! What could possibly go wrong?”
A third added: “Well, at the #NHS we’ll be doing our best in a couple weeks to try and save yours and your beloved ones lives, if we can. But hey, at least it was fun, right? #coronavirus #secondwave”
And: “I wonder if it will still be fun two weeks from now” said a fourth.
Scenes in Soho has sparked fears of a second wave of coronavirus and local lockdowns as hundreds of drinkers were seen crowding together in the streets, which one officer said was as busy as New Year’s Eve.
In the aftermath of what was named “Super Saturday”, John Apter, the chairman of the Police Federation, said it was “crystal clear” that people cannot follow social distancing measures when they’ve been drinking.