More often than not, alcohol consumption has been associated with sports such as football in particular. Notably, alcohol could provide energy and other actions that could affect the performance of exercises. However, it has a number of effects on the central nervous system that would affect skill and behavior and hence have an adverse effect on performance. It is also important to note that alcohol intoxication can go a long way into affecting the player’s choice of diet. The rate at which an individual consumes alcohol can affect sports performance, and hence this should be a reason of concern for policy makers in Britain.
The relationship between football and alcohol has been a long one. Numerous alcohol companies sponsor various football clubs and championships. Furthermore, celebration has been the main venue where alcohol is consumed. While this is not a bad idea, excessive consumption of alcohol is what could affect the ability of a footballer to perform his or her designated tasks. It is very unfortunate that the culture of binge drinking is commonly found in football more than any other game. While many players would not drink when training or playing, they would drink large amounts after participating in a game. It is more likely that ingestion of large amounts of alcohol would impact on the risk of football players getting injuries. It may also affect the process of recovery in cases of injury. There are several accounts of football players admitting to taking alcohol before participating in matches. They can end up facing some degree of muscle damage when training or in a competition. This is the reason as to why alcohol consumption is not advised after exercises that might have damaged the muscles.