Article: “Family Affair”
For Americans, attempting to understand the passions involved in the rivalry between Manchester City FC and Manchester United FC ("Blues" and "Reds") can be difficult. Perhaps the closest professional rivalry in American sports is between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. As anyone knows, you cannot be fans of both; sides must be chosen.
As an example, and after being selected by Manchester City Football Club in a worldwide search for fan bloggers, Lorraine wrote on their site about the rivalry that went on in her father's childhood house. The story put a humorous spin on an intrafamily rivalry that painted one side of her family sky blue, while the other side remained inexplicably (and shame-faced) red.
(Unfortunately, MCFC has taken that series of articles down!)