The football supporter who loves the game but is not a fan of its culture and the people it has spawned has an important role in the game, says football commentator and presenter, author and sports columnist, Giuseppe Cipollini.
In a column published on Sunday, Cipolini outlined a theory of football supporters, explaining how they can become passionate about the game without losing their connection with it.
“I don’t want to call it a conspiracy, but it’s quite easy to become a supporter of the national team without becoming a football fan,” he wrote.
“It’s not about what you like about the national side or about the style of play; it’s about the way you relate to the game itself.”
“The way you feel about a match and the way the people around you feel in that match, they’re not just your friends and your family.
The theory of “love” theoryIt is a theory which goes back to the 1960s and was first developed by British football writer, and former BBC sportscaster, Nicky Broughton.”
It’s like a love story, and the story’s very simple.”
The theory of “love” theoryIt is a theory which goes back to the 1960s and was first developed by British football writer, and former BBC sportscaster, Nicky Broughton.
Cipollinis theory of love is based on the idea that football is a way of life that can be enjoyed by anyone.
“Football is the most passionate sport in the world, and football fans are passionate because they’re passionate about their teams,” he explained.
“And the way they relate to it is the way it’s played, the way people relate to football.”
That’s why it’s important to be passionate about something that you love, something that is really exciting.
“If you’re not passionate about a particular team, or you’re passionate that you’re the kind of person who loves a certain football team, you don’t know how to be a fan.”
You don’t have the right mindset to become one.
“To be a supporter, one has to be attracted to a particular game, the passion to support the team, the sense of belonging, the love of the players and the support of the fans.”
Football, according to Cipolin, is the perfect sport for a fan to be drawn to because it’s an “art form” that offers a way to express and express love.””
If you want to become passionate for the national football team and support your team, then you need to be the kind who loves to be around your team.”
Football, according to Cipolin, is the perfect sport for a fan to be drawn to because it’s an “art form” that offers a way to express and express love.
“This love is born out of an intense desire to be part of something more important than yourself.”
When you see a team play, when you see how they play the ball, it’s the only way that you feel alive, it creates an emotion, it feels alive,” he said.”
For a football player, the experience of playing is the only time you have that opportunity to truly feel that sense of life, that sense that life has meaning.
“In the same way that people who love soccer can get attached to their team’s identity, they can get drawn to their players, the same goes for football fans.”
Cipoli went on to say that it is impossible to become an official supporter of a football team without having “a strong passion for the game”.
“Football can be a way for us to express our feelings and express our love for football, but we have to also be able to understand that football isn’t a sport where you can play with your hands, you can’t throw a ball, you’re just a human being,” he added.
“So, in order to be an official fan, you have to have this strong love for the football team.”
In addition to his football column, Cipholi also presents a popular podcast called Football Italy, which is available on iTunes and Stitcher.
He is also a regular on television, on radio and in print.