This has so many layers, but let's start with the simplest one: If the team is strong, why does it need you to support it? It's gonna win anyway. If it's weak, why support it, it doesn't deserve to be hailed for being weak. Sounds to me as terribly nonsensical as praying to god who should be doing great without your prayer anyway... or he doesn't exist anyway. So, really, what's up with all that? How do people even associate themselves with such an abstract entity as the team (or some individual athlete: same story). So, they won, so what does it have to do with you? So, they lost, so what does it have to do with you? Hooligans breaking each other's skulls for things like that? 0.o I find it quite amazing and hard to believe, but it's true!