In Europe most people consider it a manly sport... but i read in America it's considered a female-sport... so do u think it's unmanly?
Pls vote ONLY if u r American... otherwise results r gonna be messed up...
Most Helpful Girl
I don't think it's unmanly, it's a pretty evenly unisex game. I know more male soccer players than I do female. And I tend to be attracted to soccer players. Though I don't really know they're soccer players until after I've developed an attraction towards them.
So not manly but not unmanly. It's unisex.0
Most Helpful Guy
Well... not UNmanly, necessarily, just nowhere near as manly as a few other sports, most notably football (sorry for stealing the name, haha). The thing that gives soccer a bad rep is the flopping. It's already a non-contact sport (and contact is what makes a game manly, in the opinions of most, at least in the US), and then we see videos of guys taking an elbow or even less in a soccer game, and they're rolling around on the ground like they took a bullet, and they get carried off on a stretcher, etc. I know a lot of that is acting to draw a call from the ref. But we see that in hockey too, and those guys sometimes legitimately take a stick to the face and are literally spitting teeth out, and they go to the locker room and come back the same game. That's tough as nails. And with football, guys get LAID OUT. It happens at all levels from youth, to high school, to college, to the pros. I played all the way up until a few years ago, and I definitely feel like more of a man for it, and when I learn someone else played ball, I have an automatic level of respect for them because I know you have to be tough to play. I respect soccer, I fall all over myself trying to run and control possession of a ball at the same time, and their conditioning is as strong as any athlete. But brute force is what really attracts me to a game, so I even have trouble at times watching other American non-contact sports like baseball and basketball. I like them, but football and hockey are on another level. I need to see people getting knocked into next Tuesday to be entertained, I guess, haha.