American baseball fans have rituals like the seventh-inning-stretch and the wave; English soccer fans have rituals like the giving-of-the-finger to the opposing supporters.
American sports fans are tame compared to English Premiership fans.
English Football clubs are like tribes. Fans bleed passion for their team and curse it out when things are going poorly.
I always thought it was a bit overly emotional but then you pick a team and you feel the energy. Football (soccer) becomes a part of life.