Watching Test match cricket has thrown up a question.
As you all know i am not a middle class person or educated, but something is bugging me.
I am a massive fan of Test match cricket, i love watching the battle between bat and ball. I am also English and support England, However this does not stop me and other England fans applauding Shiv`s great batting at Lords this test match.
But, I am also a football fan and support West Ham as my team and my country England, Yet in football it seems you cant clap if a opposition player scores a "worldy" (as Paul Merson would say). In fact you can only value whatever your own team does, you must back your club 100% no matter what you personally think.
I will say that most fans of football love the game as well as their club, they can see when opposition score a beauty, does some great defending and rightly applaud it. This brings me on to Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC.
Luis Suarez as found guilty of a offence under the laws of the game and handed a 8 match ban, Liverpool didn't appeal but Kenny and players claimed his was innocent (Liverpool signed up to same rules as other clubs), Then their is Chelsea, John Terry caught on camera calling the brother of his England colleague a "Black cunt", Ok JT hasn't been found guilty and deserves a fair trail, but most have seen the tape. How can this be taken out of context?
Side note: John Terry has been picked for the Euros but Rio hasn't....
Anyway, back to my point, what is it that makes football a place of some of the most vile hatred in sport? is it to tribal? do you love your club more than whats right?
And we wonder why there are no openly gay footballers in top two divisions in England.