It inspires unyielding belief in the ability of a football club to win a single game, it binds the fans to the colours of their team for a lifetime and has players openly weeping at such a show of impassioned, reverential strength.
Not even that often, in fact.
Loyalty actually comes in many forms, and not just the way that supporters expect off their club's staff; in other words, that they declare their eternal love and gratitude to the organisation who signs their paychecks, promising never to run off into the sunset with a new, fancier, more higher-paying love.
Fans show their loyalty to a club in a multitude of ways—here are some of the best of them.
Caveat: Not every team on the planet is, or can be, represented in this slideshow. If your team is not present, consider it a replication of "loyalty", if you must, of one of the other teams on this list. The list is intentionally predominantly English-based, with a smattering of notable others included.