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Crystal Palace vs. West Ham

I’ve never been to a professional football game, but last week Queen Mary’s study abroad office organized a trip to the Crystal Palace vs. West Ham game.  West Ham is our home football team for where we’re located in London.  However, our tickets had us sitting in the Crystal Palace section.  We were instructed to not wear either of the colors teams and to not cheer for West Ham while sitting in the Crystal Palace section.

We got there a bit early and were able to see what the stadium looked like completely empty.  About 40 minutes later hundreds of people crowded in and the game began.  It was so lively and so much fun to be a part of.  The cheers were hilarious and full of dirty humour.  If we cheered like that at NFL games back in the states, I’m pretty sure people would’ve been injured.

Overall it was an amazing experience and I’m so happy I got to go!  Although our home team lost I would definitely recommend to anyone studying abroad in England to check out a football game.

xx, Francesca



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