6 million people use social media platforms to watch the NFL.
And that’s still a tiny fraction of the UK’s population of more than 1.5 million.
But a study by social media analytics firm ELMira has shown that almost a quarter of all UK residents have used social media in the last 24 hours to watch football games.
The study has found that around 80 per cent of UK football fans use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the 24 hours since the league’s final was played.
ELMira’s study, which was published on Monday, found that just over half of all football fans have at least one social media account on their phone or tablet.
Some of the most popular social media accounts on the internet are linked to the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
However, it is unlikely that a large proportion of football fans are spending their time on social media because social media is still a niche activity for many people.
A spokesperson for the Football Association of Great Britain said: The football season is the most-watched in the world.
The FA does not use social networking for our marketing purposes.
The Football League does not support or endorse the use of social networking by its clubs and, as such, does not have a role in the selection of social media users.
Social media has long been a part of the footballing experience and has helped connect fans with their favourite teams and players, providing a new platform for fans to engage with the game.
As with any other activity, we have a duty to ensure that we have enough people with the right skills to do the job.
It’s important that football fans in the whole country have the best possible experience on social platforms and, given the size of our fanbase, we will continue to work with our partners to ensure they have the skills to meet these demands.