WATFORD supporters are the Premier League’s biggest potty mouths, a study found.
They get a red card for using foul language about their relegation-threatened team online.
Nearly 525,200 tweets using the hashtags of England’s 20 top-flight football clubs were analysed by researchers.
They compiled a profanity league table — which the Hornets topped.
Of the 2,331 tweets sent out by Watford fans regarding their club, 199 included at least one swear word — a rate of 8.5 per cent.
The Hertfordshire side — whose players include Troy Deeney, Will Hughes and Ben Foster — are famously followed by Sir Elton John and heavyweight boxing champ Anthony Joshua.
Fans of Crystal Palace came second in the table on 8.2 per cent. Out of 2,784 tweets by Eagles fans, 229 contained swear words.
Tottenham Hotspur, who are managed by controversial Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho, were third on 7.1 per cent.
They had foul language in 169 out of 2,387 fans’ tweets.
By contrast the least sweary supporters accolade went to Manchester United, on just 0.9 per cent. Just 23 out of 2,501 tweets contained profanities.
The research for bookie Paddy Power was conducted over a two-week period ending on July 7.
A spokesman said: “Now the Premier League is back, it’s been a good opportunity to take a seat on our socially-distanced sofas and become the ultimate armchair fan.
“By doing that, it seems it’s been a sweary time for football fans.”
Tottenham fans have been cursing despite their side being in the top half of the Premier League.
The spokesman added: “Jose’s meddling has caused a feeling of resentment among the club’s followers.
“It’s hardly a surprise that he is causing Spurs fans to dish out expletives — we can only imagine what their blood pressure scores must look like.”
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