May 16th, 2008
Footie Love: Player Loyalty
Mmmm man love.
Wait, what are we talking about again? Oh yes: footie loyalty.
It’s that time of the season when everyone and their mama is speculating about which player will head off for pastures greener.
We tend to get freaked out by the rumours and try to lay low until it all blows over.
There are certain players we just can’t imagine seeing in a different jersey – Steven Gerrard, Cristiano Ronaldo and Frank Lampard, to name just a few. We’re still not over Becks leaving Manchester United 400 years ago, but our therapist is positive we will get past this trauma at some point.
Here’s our question for those die hard baller lusters/lovers/stalkers out there: if your favourite player goes to another team, do they become ‘dead’ to you? Of course the love of your fav team will never change, but can you separate that loyalty and still secretly (or not so secretly) watch and support the defector?