T he Wall Street Journal explored the reasons why soccer fans stand and most American fans like to sit. According to the historians quoted in the article, It goes back to “the middle ages, when the nobility sat and the common plebs stood,” says Rod Sheard, senior principle of the leading sports architecture firm Populous and designer of the Emirates. “All of America is nobility. Everyone thinks they’re king in America.”
On message boards, you’ll often see discussions between fans about complacency among fans who just sit in their seats instead of “doing their part.” While the Journal article dealt with professional events, having heard such discussions among Alabama fans in the past, made the topic interesting.
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