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Norwich City paints away dressing room pink to “lower opponents” testosterone level

BARSINGHAUSEN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Daniel Ginczek of Wolfsburg (L) and Timm Klose of Norwich City battles for the ball during the pre-season friendly match between VfL Wolfsburg and Norwich City at August-Wenzel-Stadium on July 19, 2018 in Barsinghausen, Germany. (Photo by Cathrin Mueller/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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The Championship team is trying anything it can to have an advantage against the other teams in the competition

In modern football, anything you can give your team an advantage over rivals is good.

Even if that “anything” is just a new coat of paint in the away dressing room.

At least that’s what English Championship club Norwich City did, painting the away dressing room in all pink.

“If it’s true that pink lowers testosterone levels then the coach should know exactly how to use that advantage tactically,” Dr. Alexander Latinjak, a lecturer in sports psychology at the University of Suffolk, was quoted as saying by BBC as reported by Russia Today.

“Now that teams will know about the pink locker room, they could take countermeasures to ensure higher testosterone levels,” he added.

In contrast, Norwich City’s dress room is painted all white with powerful phrases written on the walls.