The Will to Ugliness, and Decline in Culture, Among Soccer Fans

Our disillusioned doctor laments the noticeable cultural decline among football fans over the course of his lifetime as he reflects on a photo of the Danish fan section at a recent European Championship match.

But the puzzle remains: why should people—especially those who are among the most fortunate who ever lived—deliberately make themselves look as ugly and menacing as possible, often by means of painful self-mutilation?

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