The FIFA World Cup 2022 is currently happening in Qatar and football fans everywhere are posting about the event on social media. These games draw hundreds of thousands of fans to their stadiums each game. A few years ago, a fan on Reddit noticed the similarities between K-Pop fans and football fans and had this to say:
I’ve been a football fan for basically half of my life and I can say both of them are literally the same species with different interests. The way we are angry with the board basically is the same as K-Pop fans with companies and the way we cherish the club is the same as K-Pop fans with their group.
This sentiment was echoed with a tweet currently going viral that simply asks the question, “Imagine people spoke about football the way K-Pop fans speak about idols and groups.”
Imagine people spoke about football the way kpop fans speak about idols and groups
— Bangdinho ⤮ (@Foivechxn) November 25, 2022
The tweet has since garnered hundreds of replies and thousands of quotes with examples of what it would look like if football fans tweeted more like K-Pop fans.
There were dozens of fan edit videos:
— a .◜◡◝🇧🇷 (@jenocroissant) November 26, 2022
— 🇫🇷🏴🇧🇷 (@juneapriI) November 26, 2022
There were countless K-Pop memes that fans recreated to fit football players instead of their favorite idols:
 💬 Lius Suarez bubble 🐧
: y/n guess what I did today!
: My opponent was about to make goal which worried me
: Thankfully I saved the day by biting him ㅋㅋㅋ
: My teeth hurt ㅠㅠ
: y/n please take good care of your teeth ㅎㅎ
: Rough day? This picture will cheer y/n up https://t.co/hbtxO0HlaJ pic.twitter.com/pKnUZxmDJN
— .⋆ Mo ⋆. (@MyStarHyuba) November 25, 2022
— lyn🇧🇷 (@resistxre) November 26, 2022
— ⭒ (@angeIcsm) November 25, 2022
Fans made sure to include the king of football fan service as well:
— diana (@rocknjongho) November 25, 2022
It also seemed that many fans believed the differences between both football fans and K-Pop fans were not much, just as the Reddit user from before pointed out.
what do you mean "imagine" https://t.co/AncmEKESvx
— medical emergency era (@sourbratgang) November 26, 2022
The two fandoms clearly have a lot in common!