Former U.S. international defender and friend of Backpost Jimmy Conrad is in Ukraine and Poland covering the European Championship for KICK TV, and he is letting the good times roll.
Here’s his bulletin from the Spain-Italy game, where he fell in with some Spanish fans, scalped a ticket, and made like Judah Friedlander (also a soccer fan!) in that Dave Matthews video from 2001:
He later interviewed a Swedish superfan who has been to dozens of big events, including the 1958 and ’82 World Cups, and asked the man which nation has the best fans. The gent’s answer? Scotland.
And the worst?
Wait for it …
It just so happens that Sweden will take on England and its allegedly unseemly fans on Friday afternoon at 2:30 (ESPN2).