Lucky shot: football fans’ top superstitions
From a selection of superstitious pursuits, over 1/4 of football fans revealed they never miss a game. But how many hide behind the sofa during penalties? Or refuse to change their lucky socks?
Football fates: almost 1/2 of fans superstitious
A sizeable 43% of football fans admitted to being superstitious about the beautiful game.
What’s more, 1/2 of those self-confessed superstitious supporters also revealed they thought their beliefs did have an impact on the outcome of a game.
Own goal: supporters skip work to watch games
More than a 1/4 of footy fans confessed to calling in sick just to watch a game. Others would lie to a loved one, or even miss a family event, just to make it to match day on time.
30 %Missed a family event
27 %Have taken a sick day from work
27 %Lied to their partner
London calling: UK capital most superstitious region
Of all the areas in the UK that were surveyed, London came top of the league for most superstitious football fans - with 64% of respondents in the region admitting to having superstitious sporting beliefs.
When watching their team play, 66% of those same Londoners thought their beliefs and actions could impact a game. And more than 1/2 also admitted to taking sick days, skipping family events or lying to partners to watch a match.
Millennials go to the greatest lengths for a game
From the supporters surveyed, Millennials were the main culprits for putting match days above work and relationships. Around 2/5 of millennial-aged fans confessed to calling in sick, missing family gatherings or telling lies just to see their club play live.