I don’t understand why girls are accused of only watching football because footballers are hot? Like no?! I’m watching football so I can see Kevin de Bruyne spot opportunities and openings nobody else sees. I watch football so I can see Neymar and Coutinho play some wonderful Brazilian football. I watch football so I can see Courtois’ and Ter Stegen’s amazing saves. I watch football so I can see my Belgian boys (Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Kompany) do some awesome defending. I watch football to see Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez score some brilliant goals. I watch football to see Romelu Lukaku run down the field like a freaking tank. I watch football to see Fellaini’s and Paulinho’s wonderful headers. I watch football to see Mbappe’s ability to shake defenders off and go running like there’s no tomorrow. And these are only some of the reasons I watch football.
Sure, some of them are very (very) handsome, but that’s just a side aspect. I don’t listen to singers just because they’re beautiful either. I watch football because of the skill of the players and the thrill of the game. Stop with this injustice. Girls can like football as much (or even more) as guys.