Football or soccer, might just be one of the most popular sports on the planet. But what makes people so crazy about football and how is football special or different from other sports?
You Don’t Need A Ton Of Equipment To Play Football
The best thing about football is that you do not need a ton of equipment in order to be able to play it. In fact, you just need a ball and a football court – which can as well be a large meadow.
Because football is not so demanding when it comes to the equipment, many nations around the world are allowed to play it no matter how rich or poor they might be. In fact, football is often even more popular in underdeveloped countries, because it is a great source of entertainment and can keep people occupied for hours both playing and spectating a game.
But Why Are Football Spectators So Bat Shit Crazy About Football?
Somehow, we can understand the players – the adrenalin, the fun, running around, scoring – those are the most interesting parts of a football game. But why on earth would someone enjoy watching a bunch of guys (or girls – there is female soccer as well) running across the field in order to give a score a goal with the opposite team. What is so exciting about watching this game? Well, it turns out there is a lot of adrenaline in the football stadiums as well!
The crowd is often cheering, chanting, screaming and in the past (especially in the UK) they have been also frequently fighting. Even though some people might just be using the situation to express their anger or aggression, often times football enthusiasts are just so hyped about their team and the game. There is something in large crowds, that make people join in together into something and football is the best example of our innate desire to be a part of a crowd.
Football Is Interesting
Last but not least, football is actually very interesting. There is a bunch of teams, the European Championship, the World Cup and local games that you can watch. In other words, no matter where you are in the world, you can participate in watching or playing football which makes it really approachable for many people. Also, it is something to do, something to talk about, and something to bond over with your friends and colleagues, or acquaintances.
Footballs has many fans around the world, and it is really easy to understand why having all this in mind.