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You move to another country, do you support them over your homeland in sport?

2003
12-20-2011, 09:37 AM
Never moved countries but i've seen examples of both.

It seems most still support their birth country but adopt their new one as number 2 team.

But if seen the opposite, and also people who move to a new country and hate on the team of their new place of residence :mad:

What would/have you do/done in this situation?

EliSter
12-20-2011, 10:05 AM
Ofcours supporting the birth country...

abraxas21
12-20-2011, 11:52 AM
old country, same as my children's children will always support.

serbian 4 life.

Gagsquet
12-20-2011, 11:54 AM
No way
French until death

tripwires
12-20-2011, 12:01 PM
Depends. If my home country's sportsmen are really from my home country, I will support them. Otherwise, it makes no difference if I support my new country's sportsmen 'cause I'd be supporting foreigners either way.

Certinfy
12-20-2011, 12:14 PM
No way
French until death
What would you do if Gasquet changed his nationality then?

Vilnietė
12-20-2011, 12:27 PM
I already moved twice between the countries but I have always supported and I will always support my birth country.

But I can't really say how I feel about sportsman from my current country... I wanted Netherlands to win football world cup but it's not that I started liking or hating their tennis players as I moved here.

so I don't know what to vote for :D

Har-Tru
12-20-2011, 02:37 PM
Not quite that far yet.

Naudio Spanlatine
12-20-2011, 02:39 PM
i will support both of my new and old teams:shrug:

ibreak4coffee
12-20-2011, 03:08 PM
Never.

I've supported Canada living in five different countries, always will. Though I find myself cheering on France and Germany because I have so many friends there - when Canada is not involved of course

arm
12-20-2011, 03:11 PM
Of course not! :confused: I lived in Hungary for a year and while I do feel a special connection with the country and its people, I would never support it over Portugal. No way. Even if I had lived there for 10 years...

Gagsquet
12-20-2011, 03:28 PM
What would you do if Gasquet changed his nationality then?

Fuck Gasquet so

Ivanatis
12-20-2011, 03:56 PM
I support whatever I supported before. Which is most likely not my homeland, but the country whose individual players (or style) I like the most. My national conscience approaches zero in this regard, especially in Davis Cup.

bokehlicious
12-20-2011, 04:22 PM
I wouldn't.

Sapeod
12-20-2011, 05:10 PM
No, I wouldn't. I'd always support Scotland/Britain.

Pirata.
12-20-2011, 06:18 PM
It depends on how long I lived in the first country but I would probably always cheer for the USA in national sports.

Kat_YYZ
12-20-2011, 10:23 PM
This is a tough one for me. I tend to decide on almost a case-by-case basis.

For example, it's easy for me to support Canada in hockey, because it's not likely that Serbia will pull together a viable hockey team in my lifetime, and anyways nobody in Serbia gives a flying fuck about hockey, while in Canada it's more important than the federal election.

Then with soccer and basketball, those sports probably mean more to Serbians than to Canadians. Same for lesser-known sports like indoor volleyball and waterpolo, where Serbia does quite well while Canada is pretty absent.

It's hard trying to please everyone :sobbing:

Topspindoctor
12-20-2011, 11:20 PM
I would support Australia first and to a lesser extent the country I've moved to...

Edda
12-21-2011, 02:00 AM
I support individuals, not countries in sports. I've noticed that sports commentators in my country are patriotic only when it comes to sports. Otherwise, they only bad mouth the country. I like a wide variety of athletes from a wide variety of countries, but because I like that person, not because of where they come from. Three of my favorite tennis players happen to be from Spain, but I like them for themselves and what they have done in the sport and outside of it. I like Rafa because he's nice, Ferru because he's tough and never gives up and Juanqui because he has a life outside of tennis while continuing to compete.

Mae
12-21-2011, 09:51 PM
Well I'm not moving anywhere and I still support players from other countries. But when it comes to something like the Olympics I always support our U.S. players.

Chirag
12-22-2011, 02:54 AM
Its always your homeland first in team sports .I lived in the middle east and never supported them over India in anything really