The other night I was having dinner at Chili House by the 7th circle. Everyone was hooked on the game between Germany and Portugal on the screen. And while sitting outside my friends and I noticed this beat up white Mercedes with about four guys in it, just driving past the road at a moderate speed with Metallica blazing, a German flag waving, and the car horn beeping. They repeated this process around a dozen times.
My friends and I kind of agreed that it is the strangest thing to see so much fervor over a football team for a country so far away and that we really have no affinity to as a people. Usually when Jordan is involved in such events there’s an ample amount of flags, but where the heck are people finding the flag of Portugal in such abundance these days?
And do people in Portugal know about their fans in Jordan? Do the people in Russia or Germany, heck, even Italy?
Anyways, there’s something just weird about young Arabs cheering for a team of a country we have no connection to and would probably prefer that we didn’t.
Maybe it’s just cultural globalization.