For me, there is little to no point of following a football club in the UK if you aren’t able to laugh at yourself from time to time. It is with that in mind that I draw your attention to the article below, highlighting all the reasons why other supporters may feel compelled to dislike Crystal Palace FC.
Whilst deep-rooted tribalism is an inescapable and generally wonderful aspect of British football fandom, there are plenty amongst us who will readily indulge in self-deprecating humour when the moment calls for it, with the above feature offering us all the perfect opportunity to accept our own club’s unique quirks and oddities.
It must be said that Storey is currently working his way through all 20 Premier League teams in alphabetical order, giving an even-handed tongue in cheek perspective on each team’s worst traits. I personally recommend reading Chelsea’s entry after ours if only to soak up the masterful deconstruction of Tim Lovejoy’s character. Given my own personal hatred for the former Soccer AM host, it came as a wonderful and unexpected surprise to see him savaged in such detail.
I won’t delve too deeply into Storey’s Palace entry here, for fear of doing his words an injustice but I think I speak for most of us when saying that you’d have to rather lacking in humour to not find at least one or two lines that raise a snigger.
Having read every one of the series so far, I think we get off rather lightly.
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