Football fans are funny. When it comes to football, intelligent people act in a funny way. And yes, that probably includes you.
After all, you remain hooked on a sport that has, over the past decade, become competitive while at the same time taking ever-larger chunks out of your salary.
Smart people would stand up to such exploitation. Football fans prefer to revel in their “hard-core” die-hard commitment to their teams.
Even if a match is shunted to some unholy hour to accommodate Sky, you think nothing of travelling hundreds of miles to sit in a stadium with all the atmosphere of a wake, to show loyalty to your club.
The same club that is always thinking of ingenious new ways to bleed you dry.
When it comes to football, your rationality goes awol. You worship players who are at best indifferent to you, and at worst despise you.
If a referee makes a dubious decision against your team, he’s a wanker or a cheat.
And if a journalist writes something you disagree with, he carries a vendetta. So where will you end football fans?