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Soccer: Seeing our favorite team triumph with effects as strong as a drug

However, the teacher noted that defeat in soccer also live as an affront and that is why it is common for violent events to happen. “In the stadium


However, the teacher noted that defeat in also live as an affront and that is why it is common for violent events to happen.

“In the stadiums there is a ‘deindividuation‘, so there is no personal responsibility because we are in a group. That is unfortunate,” he considered.

Also, the professor of UNAM considers that the soccer promotes a collective identity, which gives us a sense of belonging to a family, political party, religious group and in this case to a team of soccer.

However, in the soccer It’s not just about identifying with the shirt of the Chivas, the America, the Real Madrid or the BarcelonaThe fans, says Salazar Flores, seek to be recognized as part of the fans, of their brave fans, that’s why some put on one or another shirt, learn the songs of a team or actively participate in the conversation around them to their teams.

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“What the team does, I am doing, and if there is a goal in favor, we celebrate and say: ‘we scored a goal, we won’. Or the other way around: ‘we lost’”, he mentions. “When it plays the national team there is more relevance. It is clearer; I am Mexican and it is my team, its achievements or failures are also mine”.

Although it is not bad to support or identify with a team, it never hurts to reflect on the fanaticism that we profess, and if this affects our day to day or those around us, then in that case the most advisable thing is to look for professional emotional help.