If you are a girl reading this post and follow football you will probably identify with the amount of disdain we female football supporters get from our male counterpart. We always have to prove that we actually know the sport because for some men, only possessing male genitalia can assure that you are a football supporter with proper opinions on the game. All I get is “Oh you must watch it for the boys” Fuck off, I watch it because I enjoy the sport. Are men so insecure about things that they must question any woman's encroachment upon their precious sport with proof of loyalty and sound (often resonating) opinion?
I’ve been watching football since 2002 only because I saw the sexiest man I’d ever laid eyes on during the WC. Freddie Ljungberg. I devoted all my free time researching and watching every Arsenal match and soon I realized, I really enjoyed the sport, regardless of Freddie’s involvement. It’s been 10 years now, my dedication has not once floundered, I watch more than just the EPL. Always have. However, I still get asked, so how long you been supporting Arsenal, do you watch any other games besides Arsenal, other leagues? offside rule? etc etc. (with a sneer no doubt)
I do objectify players. I tweet about their bodies. I pass sleazy comments. So? But wouldn’t men do the same if they were in our place and the players were so damn hot? You bet your ass they would. Don't even get me started about the lewd things men say when they watch a certain Ms. Sharapova play. Sure lets talk endlessly about her orgasmic grunts but no talking about Giroud's abs okay? That doesn’t mean I am incapable of judging a players performance. I have never justified any shit player simply because he was good looking. I know there are a lot of ‘fake’ female supporters out there but there are plenty of fake football fans in general regardless of sex. Also I’m a straight woman, so what if I like checking out the players? I think men need to stop acting like such bitches and leave it to the high school girls.
I started doing a few videos last month about Arsenal games, I cannot even recount the amount of people who said they were surprised I have an opinion on the game. It’s like because I have boobs I’m only supposed to know all the shades of purple and nothing else. I’ve had so many conversations and debates where, when men having nothing substantial to say after a point, just like playing the ‘chicks-don’t-know’ card. Guess what, we do know stuff and some of us know it better than you. So just stfu and you go make me a sandwich, asshole.