Last weekend saw me visit the Hong Kong 7′s 3 day Rugby tournament for my stag night. It was an excellent event with many nationalities from 5 continents all getting together for a great sporting carnival – men, women and kids of all ages. Lots of drink, banter and sportsmanship, hosted by an excellent team from Hong Kong and the IRB. Everyone’s natural reaction was friendship, fun and banter with whoever they met. Needless to say lots of drink was consumed and you were never far away from one of the fantastically helpful beer selling girls should you need to replenish.
So how come football fans can’t get their heads around being in a crowd, enjoying a drink, friendly rivalry and some good natured ribbing without feeling the need to batter 9 barrels of crap out of each other?
(P.S. Not 100% sure my Chinese translation is correct)