In an arena filled with loud cheers, fans surely have their game faces on.
They express their all-out support as their teams battle it out for supremacy. They get carried away—so much so at times that school pride transforms into a rabid rant against rivals. Let’s hear it from students of competing schools how they behave during competitions.
“During UAAP games, I support my alma mater with a lot of heart and passion. But after the final buzzer, I know it is just a game and I do not carry bad blood against the opponent school.” —Jose Leonardo Zagala, 16, La Salle Green Hills
“After cheering for your own school, it’s common etiquette to let the other school cheer for their team. Be respectful when the other school is cheering.”—Carl Joseph Paguia, 16, La Salle Green Hills
“I always scream my lungs out, especially when a shot is made. My attire also reflects how proud I am of my school. On top of that, however, I see to it that an atmosphere of respect and understanding will triumph.” —Josiah Talusan, 17, La Salle Green Hills
“I support my school with no derogatory remarks or actions towards the rival.” —Anjo Valdecanas, 17, La Salle Green Hills
“I’m actually very competitive, especially in interschool competitions. However, that competitiveness doesn’t really translate outside of the court or pitch or auditorium.” —Julio Villegas, 16, La Salle Green Hills
“The best way to behave in the UAAP games is to show full support for your team while keeping your composure. Since the games have a fun element, it’s okay not to be too constrained as well. It’s best to strike a balance between the two.” —Luigi Posadas, 16, La Salle Green Hills