Premier League fans most likely to go topless at winter games revealed – where does your club rank?

NEWCASTLE United fans are the most likely to strip off and go bare-chested at games in the winter, a poll found.

A shocking seven per cent of the Toon faithful said they had stripped off in all weathers to show their passionate support for the team.

Newcastle United fans are the most likely to strip off at winter games


Newcastle United fans are the most likely to strip off at winter gamesCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

The trend for fans to strip to the waist even in freezing weather has caught on in the Premier League.

Overall four per cent of fans said they have done it in the heat of the moment to show their passion.

But a further nine per cent said they had been tempted to do it but didn’t want to be seen by family and friends on TV.

Arsenal fans are the least likely in the Premier League to strip off with less than one per cent saying they had done so.

Betting site asked 2,000 Premier League fans if they have ever taken their top off at a game.

Spokesman Tim Agnew said: “You can understand fans stripping off when the season starts at the end of summer in order to top up their tan.

“But we were curious about how many fans do it in the middle of winter when temperatures are hovering around freezing.

“It seems it is one of those crazy trends that has caught on with some fans – especially Newcastle fans – warming to it more than others.”

Sheffield United fans are the second most likely to brave the cold with six per cent having gone bare-chested followed by Nottingham Forest, Everton and Burnley fans in joint third place on five per cent.

In joint fourth place on four per cent came Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United, Manchester City, Manchester United and Aston Villa.

Liverpool, Chelsea, Bournemouth, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace fans came joint fifth on three per cent with Fulham, Brentford, Brighton and Luton Town fans joint sixth on two per cent.

Just one per cent of Arsenal fans said they have stripped off at a match in the winter making them the least likely to show their naked passion for their club.

Percentage of Premier League fans by club who have stripped to the waist in all other weather

Newcastle United – 7 per cent

Sheffield United – 6 per cent

Nottingham Forest – 5 per cent

Everton 5 per cent

Burnley – 5 per cent

Wolverhampton Wanderers – 4 per cent

West Ham United – 4 per cent

Manchester City – 4per cent

Manchester United – 4 per cent

Aston Villa – 4 per cent

Liverpool – 3 per cent

Chelsea – 3 per cent

Bournemouth – 3 per cent

Tottenham Hotspur – 3 per cent

Crystal Palace – 3 per cent

Fulham – 2 per cent

Brentford – 2 per cent

Brighton & Hove Albion – 2 per cent

Luton Town – 2 per cent

Arsenal – 1 per cent

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