“F**** O** on this statistic” NFL fans furious over Super Bowl LVII’s viewership comparison to FIFA World Cup

Football fans are regarded as the most passionate and die-hard fans among all the sports in the world, and in the football industry, Americans get crazier than ever when it comes to the Super Bowl.

The term ‘rivalry’ is most commonly associated with football, and the depth of a rivalry can reach such depths that non-football fans would be unaware of it. Even football fans are rivals to the original sport called soccer, and their contention is somewhat remarkable.

As we all know, rugby is referred to as football and soccer in the rest of the world by only America and Australia. Recently, after Super Bowl LVII, American football fans went bonkers after they were compared to soccer.

What is it all about football vs. soccer after Super Bowl LVII?

Prior to the Super Bowl LVII, a USMNT verified Twitter account revealed the viewer count of the Super Bowl and the World Cup, and the difference is outrageous: the Super Bowl gained 103.4 million viewers, while the FIFA World Cup had a staggering four billion.

The brutal comparison came as a surprise, and the post received widespread condemnation online. One fan lashed out in anger, writing, “World Cup happens every 4 years and it’s a global event the Super Bowl happens every year-FUCK OFF on this statistic! And I love soccer too but cmon FUCK OFF.”

In defense of American football fans, have every right to defend their beloved and enjoyed sports, and it is the most anticipated event in the country, whereas the soccer team has yet to achieve any great success in the world.

Super Bowl LVII vs Qatar FIFA World Cup

However, if you look at the final of the Qatar FIFA World Cup on December 18 last year, the event alone acquired 1.5 billion viewers worldwide, while Super Bowl LVII on February 12 gained 113 million. Even by dividing the number of viewers for the World Cup final by four, we get 350 million.

Clearly, there’s no way Americans can get on top by calling rugby, ‘football’ and wanting to stay out of controversy in modern civilization.

football vs soccer

And yet there will be a comparison, rivalry, bantering, etc but we have to take it in the spirit of sportsmanship and not be offended. If the Super Bowl had the ability to reach people all over the world, it would have attracted a fiercely competitive number of viewers.

In my personal opinion, it would be of utmost stupidity to enter into such an absurd comparison in the first place. As sports enthusiasts, we all cherish our own choice of industry. The goal is to get entertained, to make love, and to create friendship.

What is your take on football and soccer? Which one of the Super Bowl and World Cup finals did you enjoy most? Let us know in the comments.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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