I come from a family that's basically split down the middle between Rangers fans and Celtic fans (two biggest fitba clubs in Scotland, both from Glasgow, etc. For the benefit of the non-fitba fans in our midst). My parents got divorced when I was about two (not b/c of the Rangers/Celtic divide, sheeeit), so when I was with the Rangers fans (my grandmother was the biggest hun of them all, strangely enough) I was a Celtic supporter, and when I was with the Celtic fans (my old man and uncles) I was a Rangers fan. I was a belligerent child and I thrived on chaos. They thought I wanted to watch the world burn. They are probably correct. I couldn't really give a shit about either team, I just loved watching and playing the sport, like most kids around me did.
When I was about 10/11 years old the France national side started getting their shit together and tearing everybody and their grannies a new hole. It's similar in a sense to a ton of people really getting into basketball during the 90s because of the great Jordan-Pippan Bulls teams. There was just something about them that made you fall in love with what they were doing. Around 1998/99 the Arsenal squad had a few of the players from that French national side, so I was always into watching them. I preferred the English Premier League, anyway. I found myself watching them more than any other team and hoping they'd do well, etc. Then they signed Thierry The GOAT Henry, who was my favourite player at the time.
After that it was like...IDK, it's not really a conscious decision. When you truly become a die hard fan of a club/franchise, you don't really sit there one day and say, "alright, I'm gonna support THIS team." It just happens. Sometimes it takes one moment to make it all click - the signing of Henry was that moment for me - and from that point forward you couldn't look back even if you tried. It went from watching them on TV, to travelling down to London (or wherever else for away games), and now every Arsenal game is torture, but it's the best kind of torture. You live and breathe every loss, but you live and breathe every win, and you wouldn't have it any other way.
Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003, so I stopped supporting Manchester United and began supportig Chelsea cause I thought they would win everything. But then they couldn't win the Champions League and it was really pissing me off, so I jumped to Manchester City since they just got a lot of money. I was rewarded in 2012 when they won the league with the last kick of the season. It was the best moment of my sporting life for 6 days, because I quickly switched back to supporting Chelsea in time to watch them finally win the Champions League
But now like, it's not fun cause Chelsea aren't winning anything big. So I'm thinking that I'm done with shitty English sides and will probably start supporting Bayelona, since I will be guaranteed to be a winner. Can't fucking wait
Shit post, somewhat racist, very tasteless, incredibly offensive, negged.