FRUSTRATED footie 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.

One in ten sports lovers say they have been having more sex since sporting events have been postponed and cancelled.

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 Frustrated footie fans are filling the hole the more sex
Frustrated footie fans are filling the hole the more sexCredit: Alamy

Biggest lockdown lovers in the country are sports fans in Oxford, where 17 per cent are at it more.

Sheffield is Britain’s least sexy town (3 per cent); people there would rather play video games to fill the hole in their lives left by sport.

A study of 2,000 sports lovers by beat-the-bookies website OLBG reveals fans would 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 they miss the most about sports, 70 per cent said watching a game on telly and 28 per cent miss having something to look forward to each week.

And one in 20 even admit they miss having an excuse not to spend time with their other half.

Top scorers by region

Having more sex: 

  1. Oxford (17 per cent)
  2. London (16 per cent)
  3. Glasgow (15 per cent)
  4. Cardiff (12 per cent)
  5. Aberdeen (11 per cent)
  6. Norwich (10 per cent)

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 per cent are spending more time on social media.

Not everyone has taken this time to be more social though as 6 per cent 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 lockdown if their favourite sport leagues picked back up!”

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