So there I was, sitting in the crowd at this afternoon's Reading v Leicester FA Cup tie when one corner of the stadium begins shouting "U-S-A, U-S-A..." It happened again later, and as far as I could see, it wasn't directed at any particular player. Is this a sign that George Bush is more popular than I thought, or do they just like the sound it makes?

UPDATE: Reader "Asheumaker" points out that Reading's goalkeeper, Hahnemann, is American. That's the end of my book proposal, tentatively entitled: "Shouting in Unison: What Soccer Crowds Tell Us About Blue-Collar Public Opinion."
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