Football is Back..... Should I be excited?
Over the past few weeks, many have been disturbed and in shock over the riots and protests, going on in London and in other parts of the United Kingdom. People all over the world on Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media, expressed their sympathy and concern over their friends, family and for the people living in the country.
There were many concerns and huge amounts of speculation over whether or not, football matches in the country, will be played. Many not only in Britain, but worldwide tune in to watch Britain’s most popular and best football league in the Premiership. Where many of the biggest and best clubs in the world, strut their stuff each week and in front of thousands of their loyal and devoted fans. Teams like Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea are considered amongst the most popular clubs in the world. Which is why many were anxious over the probable postponement or cancellation of watching their favorite clubs in action.
Many, including myself, are passionate and feel a sort of attachment or bond with these clubs and when a match gets cancelled or postponed, you feel that something is missing from your day, that you feel a sort of emptiness, that your day just doesn’t seem right. People consider football as a religion and that watching and supporting your favorite team in action, as a priority and a must.
Fortunately, the games were not cancelled or at least most of them and many felt a sigh of relief over the decision and being able to watch their favorite teams in action. Despite that, I personally felt a bit stunned by the decision. How can we support and cheer our teams on, acting like nothing is going on? How can we do that when people’s lives are in danger? The riots, looting, etc. are happening within miles of most stadiums, where matches are being held, how can we be cheering on while these events are happening nearby?Continued on the next page