How can you hate football? It's completely irrational. I do not play many sports, I don't care about them, I don't find them interesting. But I don't hate them, they're just an irrelevance to me. Any of these knobs who come out and say 'ew . . . football. I so hate football' are just attention-seeking little gimps like the thread starter.
I don't hate it, but it would struggle to make it into my top 5 sports although it probably just about does.
My boyfriend doesn't understand football, let alone watch it! His best mate up here is football mad though, so he goes to our local for a couple of pints and the match now and then.
That's fine, no one is going to judge you for not liking it.
I do find however, that a lot of people who dislkie football can;t just leave it at that...they have to bring it up in conversation repeatedly in that really smug ''it's just a ball and a net'' voice and sneer at you. That's not really fair, if you don;t like football then that's okay, it's a free country, but don't judge and look down on those of us who do enjoy it.
Also, not liking football is not a badge of honour, like some of you think it is....it's just a preference, it's nothing to feel smug about. You haven't cured cancer
I can see why people hate football in this country. It is shoved in our face a little bit, and there are a lot of little niggles, such as the self regard and vanity of certain players, the diving, cheating and ref-baiting, the remarkably poor standard of the lower leagues, and the relentless patriotism that annoy everyone. That car crash of a carlsberg advert could put anyone off football.
Personally, I prefer rugby, cricket and baseball, but if you actually watch a decent game of football, its hard not to acknowledge that it is an elegantly simple, and rather beautiful sport.
I absolutely love football. Never used to hang out with football fans in school though; literally not one of my friends in sixth form followed it at all.
I hate football because...
I wasn't born in Britain and therefore it wasn't hammered into me at an early age. Kids feel they need to conform and to make bonds with fathers etc so start that way.
Once you've seen a couple of matches, you've seen it all.
Only pansies and models play these days, faking falls etc, bring back the days of shoulder barging and a pint at half time.
I'd rather play than watch.