QPR Substitute Josh Scowen Downs Can Of Red Bull, Seconds Before Coming On
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Forget your standard energy drinks like Gatorade, Powerade and Lucozade because Queens Park Rangers have changed the game during Friday night's Championship tie against Aston Villa.
Just seconds before coming on as a substitute in the 70th minute, QPR midfielder Josh Scowen decided to finish off a can of Red Bull in the dugout, an unusual choice of beverage to say the least.
QPR sub drinking a red bull as he comes on. Good to see Sunday league sports science influencing the professional game. Sandwich at half time also good pic.twitter.com/99z4Aq23sH- Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) October 26, 2018
Fizzy drinks before, during and after a game isn't exactly recommended, but try telling that to Scowen and Jamie Vardy - a regular of the popular beverage.
Queens Park went on to pick up all three points against Villa, their fourth win in five games, but Scowen's antics picked up the most discussion
:joy::joy::joy: QPR bod chugging down a red bull before coming on the pitch. Not sure the sports scientists recommend that one- Tom Purcell (@TomPurcell1989) October 26, 2018
Leicester City striker Vardy has actually called it quits on drinking Red Bull, because of the media coverage the stimulant, banned in some parts of Europe, received:
"I had to kick it because you lot (the press) made a big deal about it, so I don't think I'll be getting pictured with them again," the England No.11 told newspapers, including The Telegraph, at a recent media day.
"They made a big thing of it, I don't know why. There's nothing wrong with them, but it will be a big thing again if I'm pictured with them.
"Even if you don't look at the papers, someone's going to mention it when your picture's in the paper. You end up finding out so what's the point? Leave yourself to concentrate on football."