I witnessed my first ever rugby match on May 13th, It was the Euro cup Finale, Association Sportive Montferrandaise(ASM) VS Saracens(SAR). The finale was hosted in Edinburgh, Scotland but I was in the away teams home,(if that makes sense) Clermont-Ferrand, France. The weather predicted the outcome before the game even started.
So there was going to be a huge screen in the shopping area, Centre Jaude, so the town could view the game in public aaaaaand get stupidly drunk very early in the evening. The event was from 3 pm to 10 pm, while the match started at 6 pm. Did you know that in France you can drink alcohol in public? Even at the park where there are children. What about bringing your own drink to an event, in this case, the screening of the rugby match. Yup! I saw people with a 5-gallon jug of beer. Which they all drink from, they don’t have any extra cups. Ain’t nobody got time for that.Then the worst part of it all is when they are done with it. Guess what happens. Do they leave it on the floor or to they throw it?
You are correct! To whichever one you said. They do both! I was surprised by that. I have never seen that, well I haven’t been to many events so it may be the same somewhere else. Leave a comment if you have experienced this elsewhere. I arrived at the scene 20mins before the match, there was a decent amount of people there already but not overwhelming crowded. Well, crowded or not I could barely see anything since I am not tall at all aaaand everyone in Europe is taller than 160cm or 5’3.The match started and the audience was excited but then after 5 minutes, the opposing team scored.Then 15mins til halftime ASM scored and the crowd went wild. The Half time is and ASM is one point behind defending. The opposing team scored but then ASM does too! It was a close game until The Curse of ASM manifested itself.The other team started getting more aggressive and ASM couldn’t keep up. They even missed a kick to the goal!!! The curse is that whenever they get to the finale they can never win. Remember the thing I said about the weather? Well, I said that in reference to this. There was on and off rain, It was as if the sky saw the game before everyone else.
Vlog about it on the Youtube category (:
The curse has been lifted after 7 years they finally won! It might not have been the European cup but hey being 2nd isn’t that bad. Several weeks after the match it was time for the final match for the best team in France… aaaaand they won! I wish I could have been in the city celebrating with everyone but I had a relaxing and fun weekend in the countryside. You can’t always have everything in life(: