Hello, I'm Jeff Anderson from Coventry, England.
And in today's program, I'd like to share with you a special kind of English culture—the football.
A lot of people in England are crazy about football.
During the football season, whenever there is a big match, all the flags for local football teams,
such as Liverpool and Newcastle are hung outside every window or even spread proudly on T-shirts or scarves.
There is an atmosphere of excitement in the air.
Groups of young men crowd into dark packed pubs, staring at television screens.
Of course, they are covered head to toe in the colors of their team.
They shout and scream in sadness when their team loses a goal or with joy when there is a moment of success.
You do not have to be a fan of football to get caught up in the excitement, as far as victories are concerned.
England had its big moment in 1966 in Wimbledon Stadium.
The World Cup victory is in the hearts and minds of all football fans.
Now, whenever England is playing a big match, red and white covers every inch of every pub, a symbol of hope一the English flag.
While football has never been something I'm particularly interested in.
For years, I've had to pretend excitement and pick a team to support.
You cannot say you don't like or do not follow football in England,
as often this will lead to a long dialogue in which someone will begin telling you why you should support their team.