Why Don't People Get It?I'm actually British so when we say football it's a different game we're talking about. (soccer). I've no idea what the American culture is around thier game but for the average Brit that has no interest in football, the British football culture is totally neanderthal. Non Football devotees are outcasts of society.
To me football has always been a participation sport. I have no interest whatsover in what professional football teams are doing.Nowadays I don't have any interest in playing it either.(body is no longer willing).
I remember an incident when I was a at school (aged about 13) when I was asked "what team do you support?". My answer was "I don't". He then ran off laughing telling everyone, "Guess what, He doesn't even know what football team he supports". Everyone else joined in the fray treating me like some kind of freak. There then followed this group discussion to try to work out which team I supported. They analysed which friends I had, where I lived and put it all together to somehow come up with a shortlist of two potential teams. Then expected this to jog my memory of which one was correct.
This sort of thing still happens now. When someone starts talking to me about football, I will always inform them "Sorry, I don't follow football, I have no interest in it whatsoever". They will then continue at length about some change of management at a football team or what happened in a game. They may also interject, "Oh you must support (insert club name here) then" This will then lead them on to telling me how they are doing in the legue.
Just how thick can these people be. If I tell someone I am not interested in Wallpapering techniques would they then go on to tell me wether I should put the paste on the wall or on the papaer? Even people I have known for years still can't get it into their head "I DON'T LIKE FOOTBALL".
When the world cup is being played I'm actually accused of being unpatriotic. Whenever this accusation is put my way I ask "So when was the last time you watched the world tiddly winks championship?" They just don't get it. FOOTBALL IS NOT IMPORTANT. and I'm not interested in it at all.
DaveB1Kenobe 46-50, M 6 Responses 2 Jan 7, 2011