Frustrated sports fans are making up for the lack of live action on TV by enjoying more fun and games in the bedroom, a new study shows.
1 in 10 of the 2,000 sports fans surveyed by OLBG revealed they have enjoyed more sex since sporting events have been postponed and cancelled. Oxford has seen the highest uptake in action (17%) while Sheffield has seen the poorest performance (3%) who are opting for playing video games instead.
It comes as sports fans reveal they typically spend 13 hours PER WEEK engaged in sports – split across watching games live on TV, following it on the news and chatting about it with their mates.
Football tops the chart as the number one sport missed, followed by Formula 1 and Tennis. When asked what sports fans miss the most about sports; 70% miss watching a game on the telly, while 28% miss having something to look forward to each week. 1 in 20 even admit they miss having an excuse to not spending time with their significant other half.
When it comes to what is keeping sports fans busy when live sports have all but ceased, a third have been spending more time with their family, while 26% are spending more time on social media. Not everyone has taken this time to be more social though as 6% admit to spending more time watching porn.
Richard Moffat, CEO of OLBG says: “Sports is more than just something we look forward to on a Saturday afternoon and it’s no surprise there are a lot of people out there missing the action. What is interesting about the data is over HALF of those polled admit they would happily go longer in lock-down if their favourite sport leagues picked back up!”
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Top scorers by region:
1. Oxford (17%)
2. London (16%)
3. Glasgow (15%)
4. Cardiff (12%)
5. Aberdeen (11%)
6. Norwich (10%)