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'English Sport Fans Are Couch Potatoes'
Many English fans' involvement in the sports they love does not go further than watching them from the sofa, research has revealed. Even though they claim to be the most ardent fans of teams such as Manchester United, they have never been to a game or particpated in any sporting activity.Just one in five people in England are hitting the recommended exercise target of three 30-minute sessions a week, a study has concluded. More than half did not take part in any sport or active recreation, according to a survey billed by Sport England as Europe's biggest study of sport fitness habits.