- 30 Jan 2006
I had exactly the same happen to me although the Rag player in question was Ryan Giggs. My middle daughter at the age of about 11/12 years old proudly announced that she was now an admirer of said Rag player and would I take her to a United match to see him play.There are other risks to inherited allegiance, my daughter, at the tender and impressionable age of 6, came home from school waxing lyrical about a certain David Beckham. I was on the phone same day, tickets for the next game, the clash of behemoths Manchester City v Swindon Town, league 1. Thankfully a 3-0 win and her allegiance was sealed.
You have to be on your guard all the time.
In your case though you should be encouraging defection
I politely told her that she was welcome to go to OT on her own or with her friends but that I would never ever set foot in there unless it was to see City play. She eventually gave up her crush on him and then became a match going City fan briefly around 2002/3.