Throughout our history, as a species, we have tried to solve the riddle to the meaning of life. And there have been countless attempts to answer this question, as well as countless theories that came out of it. And while no single theory has proven to be successful for all people, we still have to pass the time until the right answer appears. Most people do this by finding some sort of a hobby to dedicate themselves to and to enjoy their time free from work. Now, there are more hobbies than we can think of, including listening to or playing music, cooking, making something with your hands, but one of the all-time favorites of people all around the world is definitely sports.
Sports as a hobby
It is very difficult to say why sports are so appealing to people all around the world. The vast majority of them do not even play, but just enjoys watching them. One possible answer to this question is that cheering your favorite sports team on satisfies the ancient tribal urges we have in our subconscious mind; we identify with our favorite team, and we consider ourselves to be a member of that same tribe, which is why we feel immense satisfaction when we see our team winning, or why we are so sad and disappointed when we see them losing. Of course, this is only a theory, but another mystery altogether is also why some sports are more popular than others. Football, for example, is one of the most loved sports around the globe, and its fans can be recognized through some habits that they possess.
Football has a long tradition, especially in countries like England, where the name ‘the most important secondary thing in the world’ was created, and which says a lot about football fans, not only in England but also in the whole world. They are ready and willing to do all sorts of things, which may seem odd to people who are not avid sports fans. Although everyone experiences this sport in their own individual way, there are some elements that we can see they have in common.
For example, one of the most prominent habits that football fans have is dressing up and putting on makeup when going to the stadium. There are very few occasions in life when you can see grown people put on masks and costumes, and even apply colorful makeup on their face, in order to show where their allegiance is. Another habit is having a few drinks before or during a game; this is a custom especially popular in England, which is particularly suited to those fans that are a bit shy, and need help to reduce their tension and enjoy the game better. But what is a football game without snacks? Regardless of whether they are watching from their living room, a bar, or a stadium seat, snacks are an irreplaceable part of the experience.
They are still unique
There are more traits of football fans than we can list here. Yet, even the ones that we have listed are not equally distributed among all fans; it all depends on their personal preferences and experiences, and the way that they view the game. In this aspect, no two fans are alike, despite having so many things in common among themselves.