I guess I can understand, supporting the safe winners, "plastic fans"... but I'm an "opera fan" myself, loving operas and supporting Barcelona, well, not the club, but the players, even though the only time I've been in the Camp Nou was for a Rolling Stones concert.Libertines question had deeper meaning also their guess about koronins friend not from Madrid but supporting real..if I can answer for him. Libertine can very well talk about it themselves.
Ha, I'm a Manchester City fan aged over 15 and not from around there (everyone at school in Ireland at the time supported United so I had to be different; I reckon if I were a bit younger I'd support Everton as Liverpool became the bigger and better supported team).Yes, the mindset of "either you're good enough to win everything or you're not good enough" fits perfectly with the archetype fan who is not a fan of the sport or even really of the particular team or athlete they've chosen, but a fan of winning. Find me a Manchester City fan over the age of 15 who doesn't have a Manchester accent, and I'll show you one such person. Similarly, most people who support Real Madrid don't fall in love with the iconic history and tradition of the club, they fall in love with the idea of the Galácticos, so watching the same style of football but played by lesser talents elsewhere doesn't suffice for them. They're only interested in seeing the best, and the resulting consistent victory lends to a very dismissive approach towards anything below the very best. Like, I know some fans would rather watch a bad race between the best than a good race between a lesser field, because they can't get as invested in the better race because they don't feel it as valuable in the lesser field, but especially in an endurance sport like cycling, where you aren't groomed as a talent through a pro team's academy from single digit age groups, how does one expect that those people who are the best became the best in the first place?
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