Fans discuss giving up phones and even sex if it would help their favourite team to sign a star player
Football fans would be willing to go to extreme lengths to see their clubs sign star players in the January transfer window, according to research by DocuSign.
The poll of British football fans reveals one-quarter would give up their mobile phone for a week, with 31% saying they would forego social medial for a month.
Some said they would go to more extreme lengths for their club. Around one in six West Ham fans (14%) said they would give up sex for a month. And 10% of Chelsea fans admitted they would give up their partner for a week if it helped the club to succeed in the player market.
Also in the capital, 18% of Londoners said they would work an extra day per week for a month for the sake of their team. However, in rugby-loving Wales fans seem less committed to the cause. Only 10% would give up their last Rolo for the cause.
In Scotland 10% of people said they would be willing to go without beer for a month for the good of their team – the highest proportion in the UK.
“The passion that fans have for their club’s roster is as evident on deadline day as it is in our research findings,” said Owen Quennell, head of strategic EMEA Alliances & Partnerships at DocuSign.