Heres a dirty little secret about Australian sporting crowds

By Waleed Aly
Updated June 23 2019 - 11:37pm, first published June 21 2019 - 12:00am

Here's a dirty little secret about sporting crowds. The things that create the most incredible atmospheres - that din that smothers your senses, those epic roars that vibrate in your soul - are things you don't want to look at too closely. It lives in the aggression, the intensity that can't help but spill over into vulgarity. Often it lives in the consumption of too much alcohol. Truly buzzing crowds exist on the edge of chaos, barely contained and on the verge of bursting their banks. There is something wild in them.

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