Saturday, 6 March 2010

How to be a Rugby Union fan

Aside from wearing rugby shirts that resemble the union teams that they support, many rugby fans go out of their way to express themselves. However, sometimes fans do silly things that seem irrational or downright wacky, especially in the eyes of non-sport enthusiasts. Below are some of the things that rugby fanatics are willing to do just to show their undying loyalty and devotion for their much loved Rugby Union teams.

Seeing rugby shirts in the closet of a sports fan is nothing new. In fact, many people buy jersey reproductions of their favorite teams so they can wear it in a bar or on the field while watching a match. However, some fans go to the extent of filling their homes with paraphernalia and souvenir items of their Rugby Union team. Some even buy towels, bed sheets, pillowcases, clocks, posters, boxer shorts, pens, and even carpets adorned with their favorite Rugby Union team logo. There is really nothing wrong in finding that the room of an extreme rugby fan under the age of 18 is filled with memorabilia and other items of his favorite team. But for someone who is 40 years old and above, having a roomful of his favorite team's keepsakes (including blankets, bed sheets, and whoopee cushion) can be quite scary.

Sports fans, rugby fans included, really know how to enjoy themselves. Aside from painting their faces with the colors of their much loved teams, you will also see them wearing rugby shirts and waving flags. But sometimes, there are rugby fans who are willing to fight with other fans who support rival teams, especially after a match. Getting a tattoo in honor of your favorite rugby team is alright, but fighting with someone who is a supporter of a competing team can be considered a bit too much.

Many rugby fans celebrate after the victory of their favorite team. You can probably witness wild parties in every sports bar in your locality after a big rugby game. However, just recently, a fan of Wales Rugby team has done something outrageous to commemorate the victory of his beloved team. Well, he decided to mutilate himself as a show of support. Until now, that fan cannot really explain why he did something so outrageous. If you are a rugby fan, this is not something that you should follow. Instead, it might be better if you just stick to buying and wearing rugby shirts as a sign of support.

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