Watch Sheffield United's Ben Osborn channel inner Finchy from The Office as he puts new take on coronavirus boredom challenge

Boredom and frustration caused by the shutdown of the coronavirus-hit football season has sparked a series of challenges amongst professional footballers, played out to their thousands of followers on social media.

By Danny Hall
Sunday, 22nd March 2020, 10:28 am
Updated Sunday, 22nd March 2020, 10:28 am
Ben Osborn
Ben Osborn

First there was John Egan showing off his hurling skills (with a Champions League ball, no less) before Billy Sharp put his own twist on the toilet roll kick-up challenge by acrobatically volleying one into the back of the net in his garden.

His United teammate Ben Osborn went a little more left-field, though, and channelled his inner Finchy from The Office - who once boasted about throwing a kettle over a pub in one of the episodes.

Osborn didn't fancy risking his kettle so instead used, in his own words, "a little coffee thing" to launch over his house.

Osborn then nominated his former Forest teammate, Joe Lolley - who then threw a saucepan onto a neighbour's roof.