The spectators at a football game play more than a superficial role. A spirited cheer from the stands often gives the player on the field a reason to try even harder. Cheer leaders exhort the fans, who may be in a state of apathy because their team is losing, to spur on the team. In particularly close games between rivals of long standing. Feelings begin to run high, and from time to time a fracas may break out in the stands. While the teams compete below, the fan who is a bit inebriated may seek out a personal adversary. On the whole the enthusiasm of the spectators is usually constricted to cheering and shouting for their favorite teams.
- superficial- existing or occurring at or on the surface; dangkal, cetek
- exhort- strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something
- apathy- lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
- spur- urge (a horse) forward by digging one’s spurs into its sides
- inebriated- make (someone) drunk; intoxicate.
- adversary – one’s opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute.