The LovelyWife and enjoyed quite a marvellous footy match today, with the Swans (after predictably throwing away an early lead) managing to get their sh*t together for long enough in the final quarter to get up over the NorthMelbourne-WesternSydney-Canberra-maybeGoldCoast Kangaroos.
The sun was shining, beer was
But can someone please explain what it is that makes people dress up in all their rugby union or rugby league supporters' gear when going to an AFL match?
And I'm not just talking about someone wearing a cap that happens to have their league team's colours or logo.
I'm talking about the people I saw today, who have obviously scraped together all their supporters' gear, such as the woman wearing a Brumbies jersey, under a Brumbies jumper, with a Brumbies scarf and a Brumbies hat!
Or the guy wearing a Raiders jersey (1989 stylie) with a Raiders hat under a Raiders beanie.
So I don't think that it is the case they had nothing else to wear. This appears to be pretty deliberate.
I just wanted to go up to these morons and shake them by the shoulders:
"What are you trying to say here?! Who exactly are you supporting? Sport in general? Do you really think it is possible to support 'sport'?!?!"
I really do not get it. If you like the Brumbies so much, why don't you just f*ck off to one of their matches and leave your seat free for an AFL fan?!
I understand that in
I mean, at least they are wearing gear from the same sport they are watching. At least they are close.
But then again, Brumbies supporters in Canberra have always been insufferable - thinking that maybe, if they buy up really big on pointless merchandise (like Brumbies numberplates) they'll look like proper rugby fans, even if they've never had anything to do with rugby until the Brumbies started winning and they started going to matches...