Hammers fans rank among some of the most romantic in the Premier League, according to a survey.
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A poll of fans from each Premier League club by SportsBettingOnline set out to find how far fans were prepared to jeopardise their relationships in order to watch their heroes take to the field.
Only around a quarter of West Ham supporters surveyed said they would lie to their partner in order to watch the football. This compares with 28% of Arsenal fans.
Furthermore, while every fan can get tempted to check their phone for scores if they can’t make it to the match, only 40% of Irons said they would do so while they were out with their significant other.
It is easy to see where some fans’ priorities lie too. With 27.27% of Irons fans admitting that they would pass up the physical act of love to watch Slaven Bilic’s boys play.
The biggest culprit in the Premier League for “football widows” is AFC Bournemouth. Understandably high on the prospect of a first top flight season in their 116-year history, nearly two thirds of Cherries fans said they would lie to their partners to get down to Dean Court.
The most honest, however, were Stoke City fans – only 10% of their fans said they would lie to a spouse to see their team, though with the recent signing of Xerdan Shaquiri, this could all change soon.