[B2B] First things, first and we ask everyone this...who do you support?
[MS] Well,...I started playing football when I was about 5, but the options were pretty slim when it came to watching so I didn't really start following European club football closely until my family got an XBOX and I started playing FIFA.
That was probably Christmas 2005 and Ronaldinho quickly became my favourite player and FC Barcelona became my team. Not a bad time to become a Barca fan.
I have a Messi jersey from back when he wore 19 that I'm quite proud of, but at that point I started watching as much as I could, which still wasn't much because we didn't get any channels that had games. Luckily I was able to catch a few Champions League games including the final between Barca and Arsenal.
That's when I started supporting Arsenal in addition to Barca. Not a great time to become an Arsenal fan though. I quickly realised having a team in each league would make things more fun and as watching football has become easier and easier here it has been more fun that way. I also follow Dortmund in Germany and while I don't watch as much Serie A, I have ancestors from a small island off the cost of Naples, so I like to keep track of Napoli.
This probably sounds like blasphemy to a lot of people who will read this, but I think it's pretty common for fans here. I was absolutely devastated about the Champions League Semi-Finals this year, a rough week for me sports wise that week(other than Arsenal) as my NBA team lost a heartbreaker too.