In my 21 years of life, I have seen my team win a league cup and a league title. I am writing this with tears of joy and these tears are rolling down my cheeks. These two days were the best days of my life. The next best day of my life was last summer when I took my little brother JuanDavid to his very first Millonarios game at el Campin. The best part of that memory was the team that we were facing, Santa Fe. My little brother is six years old and was super exited to go see Millonarios play. Before going to the game, I bought him the 2016 Millonarios home jersey, 70 years anniversary jersey. Seeing him put it on with so much excitement has left me speechless; there are no words that explain the feeling that I was experiencing at the moment. He is the little version of myself. From miles away from the 57th ave, we could hear the drums and trumpets coming from the BLUE RAINS south stands. I had never seen him jump and scream so much. Seeing him get passionate about the barra’s music made me so proud. I want my little brother to become passionate as me when he gets older; tattooed, face painted, jumping, screaming and singing the full 90 minutes. Taking him to see Millonarios play was more than just taking him to see a match and experience the party in the stands. It was great seeing him become a Millonarios fan and it’s more than just taking him to the stadium; it’s about teaching him about values of being a Millonarios fan like how it taught me.
Being a MIllonarios fan has taught me how to be patient, loyal, and has made me a better person. I wish my brother to live by these values as he get older. Loyalty means being supportive and loving things unconditionally. This can apply for things outside of the stadium. I want him to grow up being a man with values and loyalty. Personally, this is the most important characteristic you can find in a person whether it is a friend, a romantic partner or even a family member. Loyalty is everything. Patience is a measure of loyalty. How long and how true is your love for something or for someone? How long and how much can you completely give yourself to someone or something like a football team without expecting anything in return? This may be a concept of love and especially for the football fans. The ability to love like this is what is missing in the world.
Being a Millonarios fan has made me a better person. I am focused on my career and personal goals. How can I expect my team and the players to give their 100% for these colors and win titles when I am not giving my 100% in my life? This logic has motivated me to become the best version of myself; economically, career wise, academically, my body health, and being a better friend, son, and person overall. My reward for that, is that Millonarios plays amazing, reward the fans with titles, and that my little brother grows up loving these colors and grows up to be a committed, loving and powerful man.
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