NEW YORK - Dwayne Gregory, member of the Third Rail, admitted that he couldn't remember the last time he actually had a real in-depth conversation about soccer, as the all consuming drama of being in a supporters group swirled about his head at all times.
"Between the fights, the USOC atmosphere, the chants, the people leaving for one group and then coming back, the neo-nazi idiots that pop up once every six months, the cops, the stadium edicts, the security lines, the arguments about T.I.F.O, the arguments about smoke, the arguments about flares, the arguments about language, the arguments about people arguing on reddit about stopping people from fighting, the people talking shit against other groups, the people who are jerks in other groups who give those groups bad names that enable other people to talk shit, the people who are against the other people being against a small minority of fans acting like dicks..... It is just absolutely exhausting."
Reportedly, Gregory realized all of his time was being consumed with petty supporters group business and interpersonal relationships in the stands rather than the play on the field, which was the real reason he signed up for season tickets in the first place.
"Admittedly, NYCFC haven't been great recently, and winning fixes everything. But, honestly... I just wish some of my fellow fan would shut the hell up for 30 minutes and watch the game. I mean. That IS why we are all here, right? Too watch a game of soccer? For the love of all that is holy, stop fighting, stop arguing, stop being jerks, stop singing, stop everything and just watch the game so I can talk to someone about whether Lampard is finally showing up and Villa's amazing work rate."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as an internet fight breaks out over Mr. Gregory's dedication to the game as fans accuse him of not supporting the supporters group.