Irrational hatred of...
By Matt Bunner
I suppose you can't blame them. They are on the TV every week, their
stars players are household names and just about everybody in the solar
system has heard of them because they keep winning the Premiership.
But, why, o-why, does everybody who knows sod all about footy say they
support them? If I gave them a map of England and said, "Where the hell
is Manchester then?", I bet most wouldn't have a clue. Recently, one
chap (who I've known for 2 years and has never been to a live event of
any kind) said the golden words, "I support Man Utd!" and so I inquired
whether he knew any Utd players. "Err, David Beckham, Bryan Giggs", came
the response. No doubt that he starting supporting them after the Porto
Occasionally, you do meet the odd fan that does know the history of the
game, but the majority are on the bandwagon for as long as the team are
successful. These people are floaters and will attach themselves to
anything that is successful and popular. It happened with Liverpool in
the 80's and now with Man U in the 90's (and, to a lesser extent,
The answer is simple. Bandwagonners: don't pretend you know when you
don't. This is partly the reason why the majority of the footy world
hate Man U.. and we hate Man U and hate Man U.....