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Why are you a football fan?

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Thanks to Ollie over at Who Ate All The Pies for putting the link up.

In simple terms, this is why you watch football.

You’ll have to wait 22 seconds before you see what I’m talking about.

A couple of people (Arsenal fans, btw), shot me down when I praised the YouTube video of Baptista, Denilson and Gilberto for showing us the human side of football.

It’s your choice whether you want to be a shameless cynic and and indulge in hatred (and parallel self-glorification), or if you just want to appreciate the game and the spirit as it is. Unfortunately, after seeing a player dive, we take the wrong action. When we should be pressuring the FA (or other footballing authorities) to help remove this practice from football, we tend to criticise the team, the player, the referee, the opposing fans…

Oh well. Enjoy the clip. Maybe I’m reading too much into it 🙂

But do tell me why you’re a football fan.