For me, it's the following:
2. I was born in Canada to either Canadian or immigrant parents, and grew up speaking English in our home. I consider myself a Canadian, but I am also active in some activities which reflect my ethnic heritage (dance, music, language, culture), for example belonging to a Pipe Band, teaching Samba dancing, etc.
1. I grew up playing and watching lots of sports in a family that plays and watches sport.
8. I follow soccer, but have one or two other sports I like just as much as soccer.
3. Committed Local Fan(atic): Soccer is my favourite sport, and I watch a lot of it; or itís one of my favourite sports, and I watch a lot of it. I either have season tickets to my local club, or at least watch most of their games. I will also support national team games in my city, and will watch the World Cup. I may have a team or team in other leagues (England, Italy, etc), or even another national team that I follow as well as supporting my local team and Canada.
E - ETHNICITY IN SOCCER
1. Is soccer an ďethnicĒ (ie something other than British/French) sport in Canada? No
2. Do you consider soccer a foreign sport, or one of many Canadian sports? No
3. Do you consider soccer to be part of your ethnic heritage? No
F - LAST OF ALL
What got me into watching soccer was:
Realising that I should watch the sport I played and coached as much as I watched the CFL (never played football) and the NHL (stopped playing hockey at 13).
Why I support the team(s) that I do:
Are you crazy? Always support your local team! I grew up with the Whitecaps, and now that they are in MLS no other team could be my favourite. I support Canada because that's where I live, and my ancestors moved here a century ago, rendering previous allegiances obsolete.