Choose England. Choose to string up and set alight effigies of Beckham after France 98. Choose to celebrate wildly four years later when Beckham scores the goal against Greece that puts England in the World Cup and go on to worship him. Choose to sing “Stand up if you hate Man U” at Wembley while Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and David Beckham are on the pitch. Choose going without a trophy for longer than City. Choose to boo and do aeroplane impressions on the 50th anniversary of Munich. Choose to get giddy over friendlies. Choose banning a United player for 8 months and fining them £50k for the same offence a City player received no ban and a £2k fine for. Choose to support Steven Gerrard, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry, David James and the other scrotes that make up the squad. Choose to welcome back Jamie “at least it wasn’t England” Carragher. Choose booing your own players at half-time, full-time and when they touch the ball. Choose relaying your pitch every four months at a cost of £125k a time and still getting it wrong. Choose to call Rooney a fat bastard all season and wish Colleen had a stillbirth, then chant his name until your throat is raw for 5 weeks. Choose delusion of the highest degree. Choose Carlsberg adverts. Choose 44 years of fuck all. Choose penalties. Choose scapegoats. Choose to forget it all in August and go back to Muuuuuuunnnniiiiccccchhhhhh. Choose England.
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