Monday, July 28, 2008

Of football fans, fanaticism and idolatry

I have decided to remove the logo of Arsenal FC that I displayed on my phone's screen. Why? I have realised that so many people carry logos of their favourite football teams and bandy it about like something which is fast amounting to idolatry. Hence, no more for me the fanaticism that's the trend these days. Even though I will always support my team, I no longer want to carry their logo on my phone.

What could be more dangerous than the collective admiration and worship of symbols that are fleeting? How many of us carry God on our phones? But it is easier to display the logo of Arsenal, Man U, Chelsea or Liverpool on our phones? We just might be drifting into the worship of football teams, footballers and all without knowing.

God help us.


  1. You have issues. So na idolatory to like a famous club and/or footballer? Na so wa o! Na so we see am o!

  2. Good point, though sometimes it's hard to arrive to definite conclusions