Football in the UK is great!! I think its because it can get so primal. I don't follow a top team - Greenock Morton was my local team, and I still follow them today. We are in the 2nd tier in Scotland. But no less passionate than some of the bigger sides. There's something great about standing in the terrace surrounded by people chanting for the team. For me, it is about spending time with my Dad. My mum and brother dislike football so it was the 2 of us for many many years. We could talk about anything at the football.
Morton are based in a deprived area of Greenock (once recognised as one of the most deprived communities in europe!) The club have been really active in the local community. Engaging with schools, dementia groups, weight loss schemes etc and don't turn anyone away from playing for the youth teams because of ability/size.
FWIW - Greenock Morton will be playing Hibernian on BBC Alba (TV or iPlayer if you get a VPN) on Saturday at 5.15pm UK - if you want to see what an old fashioned "stadium" looks like!!!
The nonsense that accompanies some teams is out of order though. (My colleagues son was killed because he wore a Celtic shirt in the wrong part of Glasgow just after they beat Rangers).