The air hung with anticaption and I could hardly breath with the wait for that final whistle.
“Yellooows!!!! Yellooows!!!” a man shouted behind me. I echoed his tune and l felt a nervous knot twist harder…..
They have to WIN, “Come on,Come on, please!!!!!”
As he dribbled up the field, running faster, passing to number 7 in the middle, swiftly anticipated and intercepted and ~yeah!!!!! strike straight in the back of the net!!!!!!
“Wow!!!! Yeahhhhhhh!!!!!” I shouted.
“Off side” screamed the opposing side
“No way, no way” I voiced back.
I could feel the anger rising inside me, the passion I felt for this team was unbelievable, it was almost like life and death.
I twisted my face in rage and shouted back again “No way, no f*#@ing way!!!!!”
Suddenly I had turned into a crazed individual,swearing, shouting and probably if need be, willing to start physical aggression…..
Where had all this emotion come from?
The power of football!
I’m incredibly passionate when it comes to football, its not something everyone possibily can associate with, but believe me if you ever get involved with the sport and follow a team regularly its unbelievable…
The downside is that unfortunately it does bring out even in a mere female like myself a tremendous show of aggression when your team is losing or unfairly treated.
What I hear you ask, could possibly be the reasons behind all of this. Its almost expected for young testosterone males to act in this manner, but not a middle aged woman.
Football has tribal links!
The zoologist and author “Desmond Morris” wrote the book “The soccer Tribe” back in 1981 and its a description of how football has similarities to primaeval hunting patterns of tribes with their hero players and managers. So maybe all the fuss is just a human instinct and nothing more….
Football is incredibly popular and here to stay and the crowds haven’t really changed, this is an excellent picture from years gone by…….
I just leave you with this thought of ~ what will our future ancestors make of all these incredible crowds and images of men in matching kits with numbers on chasing a ball.
Is it that unsimilar to ancient Greece or Roman?
Love or hate the beautiful game, either way its here to stay for the foreseeable future at least….
U2 Beautiful Day: http://youtu.be/LXrJdOD5syo
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