Before every LA Galaxy game, and every game he plays for the United States national team, Landon Donovan does a little bit of snorting and sniffing of some smelling salts. He breaks them up and takes a few sniffs and then pass them along to anyone else you might like a nice wake up call. And it appears to be a little bit painful to snort the smelling salt in both nostrils, but I'm sure it does the trick and wakes Donovan up and gets him ready to go. Take a look.
And Donovan has been doing doing this smelling salt sniffing routine for a number of years. Certainly since he's played for the LA Galaxy. Any negative effects from long term smelling salt ingestion?
I wonder if Donovan ever tried wearing a nasal strip like Neymar. I don't think that gives you the kick like the smelling salts do.
Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o enjoys a sniff before he plays too. I hope EA Sports has allows this in their FIFA soccer video games. You know, giving you the option to let your place sniff smelling salt before they play or after they take a knock to the head...