Explaining sporting allegiance

[Disclaimer – the sentiments expressed here speak a lot about Football, but could easily apply to any sport…]

Why do supporters of teams across all sports support the teams they do? It’s rarely simply the team in question being a hometown team as people often work or live far from where they grew up. Young kids first taking an interest in a sport may take to following whoever is the most successful side of the time. Family bias may also shape their decisions – my son is a prime example (sorry son!), me having wrapped him in a Spurs scarf the day he was born.

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