We’re all aware that our relationship with our favorite Premier League club can strain other relationships and/or marriages, but could it be bad for your health?
A recent study published by the Daily Mail has shown just how detrimental the Premier League season can be for men. Some of the highlights:
-Chelsea fans are the heaviest drinkers, 48% admit to drinking on match day. The average? Four pints per match.. That’s roughly 1,200 calories in beer alone!
-West Ham fans smoke and gamble the most; 35% smoke on match day, and on average gamble £25 per match.
-Manchester City fans pack on the most weight - 34% admit to gaining one waste size per season.
-Overall, 52% of fans admit to giving up healthy eating during the season, and 40% stop their exercise regime.
Not only can the football season be a strain on health, but it also takes its toll on relationships as well:
-Arsenal fans are most likely to neglect their partner during the season- 63% admit to spending more time with their friends than their loved ones.
-23% of Tottenham supporters admit to neglecting their sex lives during football season.
-Finally, 38% of fans admit to skipping family activities so they can watch their club’s match.
Now that there are some statistics, it is quite remarkable to see just how much men in Britain love their football.
Even with cold-hard facts available, it is doubtful that fans will change their ways, but at least now they can see the sacrifices they make for their beloved football.
Some, like Chelsea fans, may applaud their accomplishment; albeit while watching their waistline expand.
Others, like Tottenham supporters, should probably pay a bit more attention to their home
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