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on being a fan

Nick Hornby once wrote that it is not us who chose a football team to follow but that the team choses you.

Jonathan Wilson shared his very own take on this view.

Like father, like son: Thoughts on being a fan

Last year, after my dad had died, I stayed holding his hand for about
quarter of an hour and then left the nurses to it. In the hospital
waiting room I made three calls. The first was to Sunderland Civic
Centre to register the death. The second was to the undertakers. And
the third was to the Independent to tell them that I was, after all,
free to cover Sunderland v Burnley the next day.

I know a lot of people found that odd. To be honest, looking back, it
seems odd to me. At the time, though, it seemed perfectly natural.

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