Thomas wrote:There's no such thing as a neutral fan when it comes to the ABs. Much like there was no such thing as a neutral when it came to the Australian cricket team from the mid 90's to, uh, a few years ago.Jay Cee Gee wrote:The perfect illustration of the double standard the 'neutrals' hold NZ to is to imagine what would have happened if the roles were reversed at the end of the Lions series and a ref had over-ruled a penalty against NZ like that.
The differing reactions to the ref's performances in the 07 1/4 and the 11 final tells you an awful lot too.
People like seeing the underdog win. Your team is really good so it's nothing personal*
*only about 3% of the time
Oh, I get it but (like the reactions to the Aus team) it's more than just wanting the underdog to win - there's also a fairly large dose of misplaced butt hurt* in the way people react.
*from all the anal gaping.