Updated May 30, 2018 05:14:54A study of the brain injury crisis in the United States has revealed a stark divide between football fans and the rest of the population.
While many of the players and fans on the pitch are wearing protective equipment, the average age of a football fan is around 26.
The study, which was conducted by the British National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, examined the brain damage that takes place in footballs as they are hit and then repaired.
Footballs are the most popular sport for football fans in the US and are the top-grossing sport in the country.
But the research found that a large percentage of football fans suffer concussions and brain injury.
The research involved taking data from nearly 50,000 football fans between 2000 and 2014 and comparing it with data from the general population.
The results showed that the average football fan has a brain injury of about a dozen per cent of their body mass.
Dr Tom Buell, from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland, said: “Footballs do have some of the highest concussion rates in the world, and it’s not just in the Premier League.
The average head injury rates for footballers are about 20 per cent.”
But they also have a higher incidence of mild traumatic brain injury, or TBI, which can happen to anyone and is very, very rare.
“Football fans are more likely to suffer a concussion, or mild traumatic encephalopathy, than people in general.”
This is a problem for the professional game, because it’s the only professional sport where the number of concussions are on the rise.
“In a professional environment, you don’t want people to have this as an issue.”
It’s important for the game to recognise this.
“These people are in the wrong sport, and we have to get them into professional sport.”
A report published earlier this year found that the number one cause of death among football fans was heart disease.
The study, conducted by Dr Brian Woodman, also found that almost a third of those who had experienced a concussion in the last six months were aged under 50.
It found that football fans are two to three times more likely than people without a history of brain injuries to have a blood clot in their brain.
However, Dr Bueell said: “[The] football fan does not necessarily have a history or a brain disorder.”
There are other reasons for these injuries, such as poor eating habits and poor exercise habits.
“A recent survey of 1,400 adults found that 70 per cent had experienced some type of head injury.
One of the most common reasons for head injuries in the UK is the use of footballs, which is blamed for many of sports’ worst injuries.
A study published last year in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found that over 50 per cent were injured by the impact of a hard kick on the head.
The researchers also found a higher risk of head injuries among players aged 15 to 34.