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date: 15 September 2019

Spectators 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Russ CrawfordRuss CRAWFORD

From ancient times to the present, those not playing sports have enjoyed watching others do so. Technology has opened up myriad opportunities for fans (thought to be a shortening of the word “fanatic”) to consume sports. Those spectators of sports, from earliest times, have often reacted in surprising and often bizarre ways as they have rooted for their real or imagined home team. Some have even been spurred to violence. ...

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