KENTUCKY, US, 9th August 2023 - They say blood is thicker than water, but when it comes to loyalties to football teams, relationships are being strained, results from a new survey find.
- A new survey has explored the strains on relationships when partners and family members support rival teams.
- Almost a third (30.25%) of female football fans refuse to put out for their partner for a WEEK, if they gloat over their team’s loss.
- Almost HALF (46.89%) of those surveyed have blocked or muted a family member who was trolling them for their team losing.
BonusBetKentucky.com surveyed 2,000 football fans from across the U.S to see just how much winning means to fans in the intense era of social media.
And the results were truly shocking, with almost half of those surveyed (46.89%) admitting they blocked or muted a family member who was deemed to be trolling them excessively, following their football team losing a key game in the season.
While the majority of blocks were temporary, 4.4% of those surveyed said they still had the relative blocked to this day, with no plans to unblock anytime soon.
More worryingly for relationships, in romantic couples where partners supported rival teams, almost a third of female respondents (30.25%) claimed they have refused to put out for their partner for at least a week, due to a fallout resulting from their supported team losing.
Female residents from the state of Kentucky were the most loyal to their chosen football teams, with a staggering 42.23% admitting they refused sex with their partner for at least a week as a result of a football-related argument.
Commenting on the findings Jimmy Foster from Bonus Bet Kentucky said, “Clearly these results show how seriously sports fans take game day results.”