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Why do we feel the need to dress like Harry Kane to watch the footy on the telly?

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Football is a bit weird isn’t it. Good weird, but weird none the less.

I’m not really into sports all that much. As a kid, my sister and I shared a season ticket to the football, my dad used to think we were arguing over who was going to get to go with him but really it was over who had to go. As I’ve got older, I’ve taken more of an interest, actually learnt some of the rules and now this year I’ve been sucked right in. My husband has been putting our old and slightly dodgy TV out on the patio so we can watch the World Cup in the sunshine and it’s been lush but the more that I watch, the stranger some things seem to get.

My dad has been staying with us for a bit and at the weekend, we watched the Denmark vs Croatia game. Just before the start of the match he came outside to claim his seat proudly wearing a Denmark shirt.

My dad is not Danish, he’s just been doing a bit of travelling and in each country he’s visited he’s bought a football shirt. Don’t get carried away, they’re all knock offs, he’s not made of money, but it certainly got me thinking.It is pretty weird that we change our clothes when watching the football. We had the neighbours over for the first England game and most wore England shirts or tshirts that showed their allegiance.

They’re everywhere, I mean, can you even call yourself a supermarket if you’re not selling something with three lions on at the moment? Make no mistake though, it is weird.

Why do we feel the need to dress like Harry Kane in order to watch the footy on the telly? It doesn’t really happen in other........

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