Once you’ve been to a soccer match in the UK, all sports fans in the United States feel a little subdued and uninteresting. Yeah, we can be loud, but do we have wild, rhyming, occasionally racist cheers for every single player on the team? Are we willing to live and die for literally nothing except our country, family, and team? Usually not.
There are a lot of American sports fanatics, but, as a country, we’ve never had to worry about bands of roving hooligans getting into fights with members of other teams.