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Chicharito Announced In A Gender Reveal Party That He Is Having A Chicharito Of His Own

Our favorite Mexican imported futbolista — Javier “Chicharito” Hernández — made a massive announcement via social media yesterday. The West Ham United Football Club forward told the world that he and his girlfriend are having a Chicharito of their own. Obviously fans are super excited for a new baby to join the roster and here’s how it all went down.

Chicharito and his Australian girlfriend announced they are having a baby boy.

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The announcement comes just a couple of months after the couple went public with news that they were expecting a baby. The couple seems to have been going strong since late last year.

The couple did a baby gender reveal via a balloon popping — which is much safer than starting a fire. They had friend and family nearby to see whether the balloon would pop out blue or pink confetti.

Of course Chicharito had to let all of his Twitter followers know as well.

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Honestly, everyone let out a little excited scream when they first read this news. Who couldn’t be excited for the same Chicharito that captured all of our hearts and his growing family?

Soon we will have our very own Chicharito dad jokes ready. We won’t be able to stop double tapping all of the wonderful dad and son photos that will fill out feeds. We needed this so much that it kind of takes us all by surprise with how happy we are.

Chicharito’s girlfriend is 24-year-old Sarah Kohan who’s an Instagram model and travel blogger with more than 1.3 million followers.

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“Mother and son from the moment I found out I was pregnant I knew you were going to be a little boy… I just felt it,” she wrote on Instagram. “So blessed to be your mum!!! Keep kicking away in my belly.. you are so loved, and we can’t wait to meet you when you’re ready.”

Chicharito also expressed his love for his baby momma on Instagram: “You’re gonna be an excellent mom for our baby. You’re amazing. Never stop believing in yourself. You can do anything you put in your mind. Thank you for everything.”

The news came as a total surprise to some Chicharito fans.

It does feel like it came out of nowhere, but the parents did announce when they were pregnant. This must just be someone who is still in denial that Chicharito has found someone else to have babies with. It is legit heartbreaking to so many people. Or maybe it is just jealously disguised as confusion and grief? Who knows.

Some are ecstatic that the legacy of Chicharito’s futbol family will live on hopefully through his baby boy.

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As Univision reports, Chicharito comes from a long line of futbol players including Tomás Balcázar, and his father Javier ‘Chícharo’ Hernández. We all know how it goes in Latino families. If one person does something, everybody after needs to find their way into that same path.

This is the same whether or not your grandfather was a doctor, athlete, farmer, etc. We are expected to follow their lead. However, we all know that some people won’t and we hope that Chicharitito doesn’t follow the other path.

Legit, fans are already planning the little boy’s future.

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There you have it. A long line of strong and fierce futbolistas in one family. This is something we should all be getting behind. Who doesn’t want to see a true dynasty form with the love and face of Chicharo, Chicharito, and the inevitable Chicharitito.

People on social media were overjoyed to know Chicharito will have a little pea of his own who may very well be a futbol legend just like his father and ancestors.

Chicharito’s little baby is already threatening future teammates. To be quite honest, we aren’t really that surprised. After all, the mom did tell the baby to kick away so it seems like he is already in training. Good for him. Starting early to make sure the legacy remains.

But what will we call this Chicharito Jr?

There’s already a Chícharo, and a Chicharito, but this little baby can’t be Chícharitito, can he?

Trick question. Of course, he can be Chicharitito. Why would anyone be against giving the little baby such an adorable nickname. Are you jealous that he has the most adorable baby nickname?

A future Chivas in the making.

The pressure is already on the little tyke. He is going to have some tough choices to make as soon as he joins the world. Let’s all hope that he knows what he is doing and, obviously, get the support of his family.

Low key, we are all rooting for him already. We know that he is going to excel at anything he does.

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Fútbol Might Be The First Sport To Resume To Business As Usual During The Pandemic

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Fútbol Might Be The First Sport To Resume To Business As Usual During The Pandemic

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Entertainment across the globe is on pause. One of the first things to go was sports and it devastated fans everywhere. Basketball took the first big hit after players in the NBA tested positive for COVID-19. Now, the sporting world is trying to figure out how to get back to business and fútbol is leading the way.

Fútbol leagues around the world are in talks about how to restart their season.

According to FIFA, more than 200 million people are involved in professional soccer around the world. Roughly 4 percent of the world’s population is involved with the global sport. The pandemic brought a sudden stop to the season that was 11 matches shy of ending.

Team coaches are eager to get their players back on the field, even if it means no fans.

Asian sporting leagues have already started to experiment with using cutouts of fans in the stands. Barcelona FC is implementing the same strategy because it is still not safe for people to gather in large numbers for sporting events, concerts, etc. To continue the fight against COIVD-19 while restarting the economy, sports leagues are trying to figure out the best way to do it. Some leagues are doing mass testing of all of the athletes involved and it is already showing some sobering results.

Coronavirus tests are concerning some athletes in the soccer leagues.

Spain’s La Liga tested their major and second league players to join other soccer teams from around the world in opening up. Five total players tested positive for COVID-19 showing the lengths to which this virus has spread. La Liga has said that those players will have to quarantine and cannot join their teams in individual and small group exercises until they show two negative tests 72 hours apart.

“Between the clubs of [the first and second divisions], five positive cases have been detected among players, all of them asymptomatic and in the final stage of the illness,” read a statement from La Liga.

There is pushback from fans and non-soccer fans alike over the move to restart the leagues.

There are reports around the world of test shortages. In the U.S., people without symptoms are essentially blocked from taking tests to see if they have COVID-19. The U.S. government has forgone testing kits from health organizations and it has led to an abysmal testing rate and response in the U.S. Los Angeles became the first major city in the U.S. to offer free testing to all residents by appointment. Some people think that the soccer leagues fighting to reopen and use tests to maintain a form of entertainment is reckless and hurting those who need the tests most.

Fútbol teams have already started bringing their players in for practice individually to get the league up and running again despite fears.

Barcelona FC is the first team to show up to practices on staggered schedules. Training, which just started, is slowly going to be ramped up over the course of four weeks to make sure that the leagues can get up and running to play games in empty stadiums to protect fans from spreading COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. Cases continue to increase around the world showing that the fight if far from won.

The U.S. currently has more than 1.3 million cases of COVID-19. Th\e overall total of cases in the world is over 4.1 million. The U.S. currently has the largest number of infections and death from COVID-19 than anywhere else in the world. More than 70,000 people in the U.S. have died of COVID-19 and without a national plan in place, some states are rushing to reopen their economies.

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A New Study Shows That Diehard Soccer Fans Are Putting Themselves At A Risk Of A Heart Attacks From Stress

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A New Study Shows That Diehard Soccer Fans Are Putting Themselves At A Risk Of A Heart Attacks From Stress

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That fútbol stress is real you guys, like, physically real. A study revealed that soccer fans experience such intense levels of physical stress while they watch their team, they could be putting themselves at risk of a heart attack. You read that right. Fútbol fans get so invested in their team’s games that they are putting themselves at physical risk.

They don’t call it ‘la pasión’ for nothing. 

Growing up Latino, you definitely jumped when your dad and tíos got over-excited screaming “GOL” during fútbol matches.  Eventually, we joined in. Now, it turns out that the stress and the nerve-wracking anticipation of what’ll happen next are actually damaging. Like, for real.  A study by the University of Oxford suggested that fans of soccer are putting themselves under some serious stress when they watch their team.

The Oxford study tested saliva from Brazilian fans during their historic loss to Germany at the 2014 World Cup.

The study found levels of the hormone cortisol rocketed during the 7-1 home defeat in the semi-final.

Particularly devoted fans are more at risk of experiencing dangerous levels of the ‘fight or flight’ hormone cortisol.

Cortisol is a hormone commonly associated with stress. ‘Fans who are strongly fused with their team – that is, have a strong sense of being ‘one’ with their team – experience the greatest physiological stress response when watching a match,’ Dr. Martha Newson, a researcher at the Centre for the Study of Social Cohesion, University of Oxford, told BBC. ‘Fans who are more casual supporters also experience stress, but not so extremely.’ This study was published in the journal Stress and Health.

This increase in blood pressure and strain on the heart can be very dangerous.

The researchers found no difference in stress levels between men and women during the game, despite preconceptions men are more “bonded to their football teams”.

Raised cortisol can also give people a feeling of impending doom.

This feeling of doom can be defined as a sense that their life is in danger or they are under attack. Previous research has shown an increase in heart attacks among fans on important match days, whether supporting club or country. Prolonged high levels of cortisol can: constrict blood vessels, raise blood pressure and damage an already weakened heart.

There are many health conditions tied to extreme stress that hardcore football fans should be aware of. 

While cortisol is essential to responding to life’s daily stresses, too much cortisol over time can result in a suppressed immune system (more coughs and colds and even allergies), weight gain, and heightened blood pressure with a significant risk of heart disease. Bottom line, all this soccer-induced stress can be pretty dangerous.

In their study, the University of Oxford researchers tracked cortisol levels in 40 fans’ saliva before, during and after three World Cup matches

The most stressful by far was the semi-final. “It was a harrowing match – so many people stormed out sobbing,” Dr Newson told BBC. But the fans had used coping strategies such as humor and hugging to reduce their stress, bringing it down to pre-match levels by the final whistle.

It’s not all bad news though, experts suggest that these findings might be helpful in identifying fans who are at risk. 

From our research, we may be better equipped to identify which fans are most at risk of heart attacks,’ says Newson. ‘Clubs may be able to offer heart screenings or other health measures to highly committed fans who are at the greatest risk of experiencing increased stress during the game.’

The findings could also be relevant to improving crowd management strategies. 

Passionate soccer fans around the world have been known to engage in violent behaviors, such as hooliganism and other aggressive clashes. The findings could also be relevant to improving crowd management strategies.

The study ‘Devoted fans release more cortisol when watching live soccer matches’ can be read in the journal Stress and Health.

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