imo you can swap teams before like the age of 5. you don't get the concept of loyalty to a team, etc etc. after that you're a gloryhunting bandwagoner.
Pretty much that too by the way, I came from a family with a Ranger's supporting dad and a Celtic supporting mum which to people who don't understand THE OLD FIRM sounds like nothing but... it's... intriguing. Anyway yeah until I was like 6 I was a Rangers supporter (I guess), mainly due to the clothes being bought for me and then I realised Rangers were a team filled with ape men and neanderthalic fans and GLORIOUS HENRIK LARSSON STARTED WITH CELTIC AND
I'm sick of bastard Man United fans talking shit to me about how my team (Arsenal) haven't won anything for years. The guys from my old college class are all from the same area of London as me - born and bred there our whole life, so what makes them think they have the right to mock me just because United win more? I could have easily pussied out and supported United too, but I could never be such a dirty judas and support a team I have no connection with just because they win more.
Re: Why be a real sport's fan when you can just...
Yeah, if there is one thing I can't stand its people from the south of the UK supporting either Manchester United or City when they have no connection to that area whatsoever. There is the odd occasion where their parents supports them because they originally came from that area so I'd understand if their kids supported them but most of the time its just because they happen to be the best teams in the league which is utterly pathetic in my view.