Me and my mate will go and watch whatever football games we can and that has included Bristol City (several times), Charlton Atheltic and AEK Athens, and I’ve done that at the expense of watching the Arsenal play.
The reason I’ve done that is because the atmosphere of a real life football game with a mate of mine and a pint in hand is way better than watching Arsenal lose to Crystal Palace on some shit Russian stream on my laptop sat at home with my hands down my pants.
And if by chance Arsenal do win, then I can watch the highlights as much as I want to on reddit and match of the day afterwards.
Fair enough my limit is professional football, so I’ll usually only go as low as league 2 but I’ll happily sacrifice watching Arsenal play if it means going to an actual game with mates with atmosphere and having that fun social interaction which I imagine is the actual pull of most fans that go to lower league games.
Don’t get me wrong I’ll watch any Arsenal game I can even if means risking my laptop getting viruses from all sorts of shit streams but I don’t mind sacrificing watching games to go and watch an actual irl game of football because that’s just different and fun.
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