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Why are you surprised that soccer is popular by left-wing Americans? Many conservatives hate it simply for being a foreign sport.

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DarthMetalliCube said:
Jumpin said:

Interesting considering UFC/WWE are typically depicted by the media as being right wing, but the audiences tend to be mostly left wing. Monster trucks and Soccer/football are also something a little surprising to be more left-wing. Basketball does not surprise me as being the most left-wing major team sport considering it's a center for activism.

Not sure where they're getting that.. Probably simply because it's ultra masculine and doesn't constantly preach far left rhetoric and causes, so that automatically = right wing these days, with how simple minded many are on politics and culture/society I wouldn't be surprised.

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I kind of wish people would stop seeing everything in terms of politics, happening more and more these days it seems. Especially when it comes to sports as that's supposed to be the thing here in the US to unify us and take our minds off the bs in our society and political system for awhile.. But since we're going down that road -

I'm a little surprised the NFL is actually at center right, and the the NBA is as far left as it is.

Also odd that there seems to be a decent gap between NFL and college football.

WNBA are a bunch of commies apparently.. No wonder they're essentially a failed business! lolol

Mostly how the media depicts them. Like South Park:

I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

Makes sense, I love football/soccer and I'm a dirty leftie.

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A bit surprised men's golf is further right than nascar, lol.

Ffs stop trying to mix politics and sports.

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Surprising that politics and sports are closely linked in America. If you oppose Trump regardless of your socio-economic class, ethnicity, gender, etc you are regarded as left wing in America. In Europe the Democrats are regarded as more right wing than most right wing conservative political parties in Europe.

The pro-wrestling thing makes a little more sense now after a bit of research.

They had quite the battle with right-wing censorship groups in the 90s and early 2000s. The stable RTC (Right to Censor) is a direct parody of one such group known as the PTC (Parent's Television Council) - a right-wing group which launched campaigns against TV shows who were seen as promoting values that weren't so family friendly. Violence is alright, but sexuality is to be brutally censored.

I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.