He tripped me ref!
There's no denying the skills involved but it still Blows my mind that that game attracts such giga Fandom and $$
But as regards the OP: yes I can remember when Ronaldo was playing, and the world was infested with low-effort, global fair weather sports fans who all owned a Man U jersey and a Ferrari jacket, and claimed to be "supporters" of both those franchises. Because obviously "supporting" means buying merch from a "team" you have zero connection to, and tuning in on TV every weekend to watch them win everything in a boring procession because they've got giga $$$ from cucks (sorry I mean "fans") like them.
And if you ever have them on about that, they respond with some brain dead NPC crap about "I support winners" / "I admire winners"