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Other Sitting with the Enemy

sunrise

aka ginger warlock
V.I.P.
Here in Liverpool like many places we have two teams, Liverpool and Everton. Other places have it a similar setup, London, Newcastle, Manchester all have two teams to their names, I am not sure if it is the same in America and elsewhere.

One thin you would never do however at a Derby match (where the two city teams face each other) would be to sit with fans of the other team with the other shirt on such as an Everton fan sitting with a Liverpool fan in the teams colours.

Football is one of the most important sports to must people in UK and some have said the best league in the world in the Barclay Premiership but would you ever sit with a friend at a game, say you support the Oakland Raiders for example and the other person likes the New England Patriots (check me out having knowledge) would it be acceptable for you to both sit in one area with the two different shirts? Would it cause problems? Would people be bothered?
 

Major

4 legs good 2 legs bad
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I think sports fans are generally tamer here in the States than they are for football in the UK. I've been to several road games while wearing my team's jersey and I've never had any problems. So yeah, I'd go to a game with a friend even if we were cheering for different teams. It might get a little more heated for rivalry games, but I'd still feel pretty safe doing it.
 

lescamil

Hopeless musician
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I've worn my jersey to several road games and have gotten heckled on occasion, but never anything nasty, and this is while sitting in the middle of home fans while my team is losing. It just isn't as nasty here in the States, at least not at hockey games. There have been some bad incidents at football and baseball games, but these are isolated incidents, for the most part. College football games here on the other hand, have been known to get nasty, especially the USC/UCLA rivalry games.
 

Vidic15

No Custom Title Exists
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I never sit with the enemy during the derby because they are the worst kind of people ever, I just hate to hear them booing my players etc. I have my own seat at Melbourne Victory games that ensures I am far away from any away supporter.
 

Major

4 legs good 2 legs bad
V.I.P.
College football games here on the other hand, have been known to get nasty, especially the USC/UCLA rivalry games.
I wore my Ohio State gear at Wisconsin and I was expecting the worst for that. Wisconsin fans pretty much hate Ohio State. The people behind us were a little rude, yelling at us whenever we stood up to cheer, but other than that it wasn't bad at all. Would probably be a lot worse at a Michigan game. And Penn State students have been known to throw bags of urine or feces at OSU fans.

I think when there's violence between fans in the States both parties are probably at fault most of the time. I have a hard time believing people get roughed up or killed for no reason at all.
 

Millz

Better Call Saul
Staff member
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I'm sure its bad in Boston and New York for baseball and its reallllly bad for Los Angeles and San Francisco but I've never had any issues for the most part.

I did have stuff thrown at me at a Cubs game one time though haha. The Cardinals won the game (obviously) and the drunk fans in the bleachers started tossing pennies at us and we had to be escorted out. They (security) asked us if we wanted to press charges...we said no, we wanna drink more let us leave haha
 

Konshentz

Konshentz
Yeah, I've been to a few games (wearing the opposing team's jersey) and have never had a problem. I'm glad things don't get as crazy in the states as they do in other countries. Some of the stories I hear about are mind boggling.
 
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