Netherlands – Germany

Football on the TV, and again it is quiet on the street. Instead of watching I went for a one hour swim and I could have guessed it, the swimming pool was nearly empty!

After my swim I went home on my bike crossing empty streets. At home I started watching some movie… and suddenly all hell broke loose. Screaming, shouting, fireworks and people honking their horns. It proved to be the goal to make the match a tie.

Of course it is nice to watch a game together, more so if people are drinking a nice beer and eating some nuts, but the enormous fanaticism that is related to football is out of proportion. I think I will never understand.