Why football fans love to drink beer
Excessive alcohol consumption by football fans is, according to a study, often nothing more than a skip act, which is linked to their understanding of masculinity, especially among young men. Because they can't stand their ground on the lawn themselves, they compensate for this with a different behavior that they also consider typically masculine.
At least that's what British psychologists claim after a study in which young Londoners between the ages of 18 and 21 were asked about their behavior and ideas. In this age group, for many, a masculine role model is desirable, which is characterized by emotional and physical toughness and is associated with a high willingness to take risks, according to study leader Richard de Visser from the University of Sussex. When such men are dissatisfied with their athletic performance, they often compensate by drinking alcohol, abusing illegal drugs, or engaging in risky behavior in and around traffic. Many in this age group are affected by this phenomenon - which is not without consequences for he alth and society.
A rethinking is therefore necessary, according to the conclusion of the researchers. In her opinion, what is needed is not new men, but simply a he althier idea of masculinity.