Short answer: yes.
Long answer: yesssssssss!!!
I’ve known the answer to this for quite some time now. I consider myself a rational sports fan, not easily swayed by emotion, but with football, my rationality takes a back burner to passion. I was not born a football fan, having only started following it after living in Barcelona for some years. I’m more of a casual fan with bouts of rage. I don’t know all there is to know about the sport but one thing is certain. I HATE Real Madrid. I hate everything about them, from their pampered, baby-of-a-superstar, to their coach and to their fans. I hate them more than any other team in sports. More than the Yankees, Dodgers, Lakers, Collingwood Magpies, and Dallas Cowboys combined (the last one pains me to write). Is my hatred rational? Am I simply a product of the rivalry between the two clubs and the two cities? I’ve decided to take a closer look. Read the rest of this entry