So I had just come out of work after clocking my half day. The weather was sunny but not too hot. Perfect for a Saturday outing at the beach. I got on the bus but it was all empty. The whole street looked semi dead. Then I heard the conductor talk about a big match. I am not a football die hard. My team is Arsenal but my allegiance is because I have worked at the Emirates stadium. Okay I also like Arsene Wenger’s leadership style.
In the bus I looked outside the window as we passed some bars. They were loaded with fans wearing the iconic blue Tee. It was like they were about to cheer their local team. ‘We are taking the championship tonight’ a young man declared as he saluted the conductor, ‘that’s obvious’ he answered back. From there on the conversation was about how Chelsea was going to wipe out Bayern Munich. The conversation got louder as more football fans hopped on.
At the town center every joint was tuned on the Sports Channel even the Telly at the ferry. Football is the one thing that unites people men, women and children. More specific International club matches. On this day it was the dawn of the Blue Jersey. Chelsea, a team that is miles away was creating a vibe greater than the local teams in a country overseas where most of it’s fans have never been to Stanford Bridge. It’s about time that these international clubs start paying tribute to their fans world wide.