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Ghana Fans Lead by Example
Earlier this week Ghana played out a scoreless draw against Nigeria at Vicarage Road, but I looked deeper into how their fans have set a great example to other football fans across the world.
The Ghanaians came in their thousands and although they were not rewarded with an entertaining game for their efforts, they managed to make a night of it through singing cultural songs involving deafening musical instruments. Not once all evening did I hear one negative remark about the opposition team and for this reason the Ghana football fans deserve some recognition for their good natured support. Around 5,000 Ghanaians attended the match and considering there are only 47,000 of them living in London, this was a great turn out from the passionate Ghana fans, showing why they are one of the finest set of supporters on this planet.
In recent times, football fans and their downbeat actions have grabbed the headlines rather than the events taking place on the pitch. There have been several examples of this like the recent North London derby match between Tottenham and Arsenal, where appalling chanting about opposition players occurred from both sets of fans. Another instance was when racist chants were hurled at Ashley Young during the England Euro 2010 qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia. This abusive chanting needs to be removed entirely from the game now!
The Ghanaian people have shown up this small minority of ignorant fans by demonstrating their passion for the game through positive chanting and wonderful support.
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