It has been around 50 years now, since the incomparable Bill Shankly once stated: “A few people think football involves life and demise. I am frustrated with that demeanor. I guarantee you, it’s significantly more significant than that.”
I recollect one companion who once asked: “What is so unique about football? Isn’t football only twenty two players going around, pursuing one ball?” Well, to the individuals who need to ask, no answer will get the job done.
Here is the thing that I would state football is.
Football is a culture that rises above national limits. Regardless of whether you are in Spain, England, or Brazil, or Germany, football is a culture that is profoundly implanted into each general public. Indeed, even in nations where a “footballing custom” isn’t as profound, it is as yet a game played by their kids in schools, by their children in the roads. Wherever you go, any place you are, everybody cherishes football – it is a global culture.
Football joins together. Individuals of various race, language, nationality, and religion, join to play a similar tune and sing a similar melody. It unites individuals, it separates boundaries. It is a melody of harmony.
In football, we experience the best contention. For directors, players and fans the same, it is a fight; a war to battle. See the power in the game, the drive, the forcefulness, the assurance. However we see the best regard. The shaking of hands, the trading shirts, the regard and acclaim. It is a Catch 22 that can’t be clarified.
See the enthusiasm and feelings in football. It energizes, it discourages. It motivates, it disillusions. It brings trust, it brings anguish. It drives you forward, it eases back you down. It lifts you high, it brings you low. Football takes you and holds you.
Football is an enduring memory. It is a heritage which goes on for a lifetime. Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Kenny Daglish, (Yes, I am a Liverpool fan), Sir Bobby Charlton, Pele, Maradona… We despite everything recall them. We talk about them, we expound on them. People in the future will in any case consider them.
Indeed, there is a clouded side to football. Those players who jump, some who cheat, others battle, and some would hurt. These are the individuals who discolor the picture of the excellent game. In any case, the clouded side just demonstrates that there is a superb side to football, a side made just more brilliant yet the obscurity encompassing it.