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11 signs you're a complete bandwagon World Cup fan

You haven’t been there, man.

SO, YOU GOT The Netherlands in your office sweepstakes and now you think you’re the business.

But you’re not, you’re not the business. You’re not a real football fan, but what’s the harm?

You do you, fair-weather football fan.

1. You still don’t really know the rules

But damn, if people are watching it, you’ll watch it anyway. At least the bits where they attempt a goal.

wc1 Source: eepaul

2. You say it’s about ‘the atmosphere’

Look, Brazilians! Lets support Brazil. You have a friend backpacking in Brazil at the moment too, practically a native.

Eating pizza? Go with Italy. Basically whoever you’re bound to have the most fun cheering on.

wc3 Source: Anne Fröhlich

3. You can’t name more that a single player on a team

Argentina? Oh yeah, also known as ‘Messi’. You also have no idea what other teams they play for.

This is how you view teams:

wc4 Source: Andrew Matthews EMPICS Sport

4. You scream things you have no idea about

REF! Typical dive, a child could have scored that!

On the other hand, ‘What a BEAUT’ can come in handy for a less-than-impressive goal.

Victory Source: photoloni

5. You still don’t know the offside rule and don’t plan to learn it

Why bother?

Imgflip Source: Soccer Training

6. You’re only getting into it now

It’s like the audition stage of X Factor, it doesn’t really get interesting until the final 10.

Side Note: You also compare football to TV talent shows.

Colombian supporters watching group game vs Ivory Coast, in Northumberland Arms, London Source: EEPaul

7. You act like you’re from the country you got in sweepstakes

GO BRAZIL! We’ll, it’s ‘we’ if we’re winning, and ‘they’ if they’re losing.

wc5 Source: markhillary

Or, if your pick are not playing, pick whoever looks like they might win.

Francois Roars Source: murky

8. There are more comments to be made on the footballers’ appearances than their game

It saves you having to pretend you know what’s going on if you comment exclusively on their cool neon boots or bouncy, bouncy hair.

Brazil Soccer WCup Belgium Algeria Source: Hassan Ammar

9. You have no intentions to watch another match after the final

When the pubs stop playing them on four super-large unnecessary screens, what fun will it be?

World Cup 2006 Source: wjarrettc

10. You think Suarez is a jerk

SO unsportsmanlike. But it was amusing.

Captura_de_pantalla_2012-04-30_a_las_10.06.46 Source: Luis Suarez

11. You join in on the live tweeting, despite complaining about football tweets before

GOOOOAL #BEL #WorldCup2014

The little flags are nice, in fairness.

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