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Bit of a possible sore subject, but I'm interested in hearing peoples views on the subject. People who wear the colours of another team.

I recently bumped into a friend I grew up with, who went to games with me and my brother and he was wearing a Crystal Palace home shirt. After asking what it was all about, he tells me that he is a Chelsea fan but also supports Palace, the team his wife supports.

I know people have the right to like whatever they want, but personally, I never understood how people can support two professional teams in the same country. Especially if they play in the same division.

I have always been a one club bloke and whilst I enjoy watching Bayern Munich every week on the Bundesliga roundup, I could never bring myself to wear another teams colours. Would feel a bit odd to me.

I especially couldn't wear another English clubs colours. To me, that would almost be like cheating Haha.

Its a bit of a unique debate and I am sure there are some valid points either way. Would be nice to see some views on this.

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Been a Chelsea fan since 94' but one sickening day at a training camp i was forced to wear an Arsenal shirt, I was only 6 so you can forgive me for that. Safe to say, the worlds longest shower took place after that!

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As long as it's not a rival I don't really care, I like kits from teams around the world and am more likely to wear somehing obscure than a chelsea kit (I just find them a complete rip off).  As for another Premier league team, absolutely not, never, no way.

I'm different to Bobbywoodhogan as well in that no-one in my house ever wears red, it's the colour that no-one will be if we're playing a board game or anything like that.  Everyone understands that red represents evil.

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Other teams shirts no, but there was a time when the game at away matches was to "acquire" an opposition fans scarf. I had a draw full of them, with  stories to match. A few examples:

 

I wore a Sunderland scarf to the Leeds v Sunderland Cup Final: spent the first half in the Leeds end, lucky to get out alive) but was with the Macams for the second half. Wolves v Man City I went home with two scarves, one from each set of fans, acquired on the underground.

 

I acquired a West Ham scarf on the way to Waterloo, which was subsequently lifted from me by a mob of Tottenham, I got hold of a Norwich scarf one year on the way out of the station. Wore it all day, standing with our mob. After the match, back at the station sitting with Babs & co, a female Norwich fan asked if I came all the way from London to support Norwich. I had great fun stringing her along, but on the same day, things turned sour and I ended up getting a hiding from this huge fat old bill. That too is another story.

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I must admit, I only have one red t shirt (a Jackass shirt an ex bought for me as a birthday present). Never been a fan of the colour (maybe a subconscious thing?) but yeah, I have never worn any other team shirts, except for England, which doesn't count. Though I haven't owned an England top for years. Outgrew the classic ones I used to have from the Euro 96 and world cup 1994 and 1998 eras. Not liked any of the England shirts they've released since. They look awful, especially the current ones. Look plain and like a standard polo shirt, and at 50 quid upwards, I won't be buying.

Seven Times, you are correct, that shirt was a beauty. I loved that one. I still remember queuing up outside the local sports shop on release day waiting to get that one.

There are other team shirts I like the look of, but just couldn't bring myself to wear them. Wouldn't want to be mistaken for a fan of any other team.

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Yeah I have acquired a lot of classic shirts from Africa. I have absolutely no problem going to play a game in my 86 Man United shirt or any other ones of my shirts. Nobody can tell me I am not a Chelsea fan because I have another teams shirt on and if they did, I couldn't give a monkeys what they think.

I completely understand why people wouldn't want to wear one though.

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Just to make sure people understand my point of view, I'm not saying that wearing other shirts affects your ability to Be a Chelsea fan, but on a personal level, its just not something I understand is all.

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There is a photo of me somewhere in my house wearing an Andy Cole shirt :ohmy:

 

I was only six so i never thought about football like i do now, this is what happens when you live in a family of Man United supportes. If i ever find that photo it's going up in flames :biggrin:

 

I could never wear a shirt of another team, i wouldn't feel right in it.

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In all honesty I'm happy to wear any club teams or international shirt as long as they aren't one of our rivals and they aren't in the Prem.

 

My favoured clubs are Brentford, Watford, AFC Wimbledon and Celtic  and I usually have a Spain shirt. I've always wanted an Italy Puma shirt

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Haven't worn a football shirt in many a year, but like TD I 'acquired' a variety of club scarves in the 70's

The only football shirts I've owned are the 1976/77 Chelsea, the 1977 Scotland, and the 1980 Rangers (which I've still got, though it appears to have shrunk considerably over the years, lol)

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I'm not too bothered, have no qualms about wearing red - my childhood obsession with Scuderia Ferrari probably has a big part to play in that.

That said, I don't have very many non-Chelsea shirts. My Athletic Ckub shirt is a favourite and I think I have an old Bayern away kit in the back of my wardrobe.

I love a good international kit though: Croatia, despite not having any Croatian ancestry (love the checkerboard design), Spain, despite not really even being a big fan of them (I do love their crest, though), and a whole host of various kits, training tops and a tracksuit frim my de facto national team, Deutschland.

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The only other english teams shirt ive bought was Doncaster Rovers as they're my local team and used to watch them on the weekends when i was about 10-11 in the old second division. Foreign teams shirts ive had are porto, AC and Schalke. Id probably say the porto one was the nicest material and looked the best. I think its fine to have a soft spot for foreign teams tbh

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