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I’ve read a couple of interesting articles recently, both dealing with the difference between football and other sports. The first article was about applauding opponents.  The author said that in other sports he would normally clap the outrageously brilliant, whichever side it comes from. But in football, it is taboo to cheer the other side. I would agree with that; it is ok to applaud former players before a game but I can’t remember a game I’ve seen where football fans have applauded good play by the opposition. It is ok to comment on the skill of the opposition players who are tearing Birmingham City apart but not ok to clap. Continue reading