Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Olympic Support

From the BBC

Roy Hodgson believes the Olympics has been a "wake-up call" regarding the behaviour of both footballers and fans.
Hodgson says players and spectators should emulate the spirit of London 2012 - a view which has also been echoed by FA chairman David Bernstein.
"[The Olympics] is a wake-up call for us all that we don't need that hatred and abuse which footballers have to suffer," said England manager Hodgson.
"Certainly we didn't see too much of that in the Olympic Games."
But there also wasn't the passion of even a club game (I was at a match). And that's what makes football the biggest sport. Fans turn out regularly to see their team.

I'm not condoning abuse. I'm saying that the many fans are passionate about the game, and for some, this spills over. They take things too far. But it's indicative of how much support there is in football, how crazy some people get for it. If you didn't have the crazies, it would be a sign that people were lukewarm about football.

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