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 to tell them that I was, after all,
free to cover Sunderland v 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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