Many people have weird soccer rituals and superstitions. Here are a few, according to bleacherreport.com:
Many people in all different types of sports make sure to never step on the sideline. When they get put in, they jump over the line for good luck.
It's common for people to keep the same seating arrangement on the sideline if the last game that they played resulted in a victory. This keeps going on until a game is lost and luck is gone.
Many people consider the bald players on a team to be the luck charms of the team. The custom of people rubbing the bald players head before a game goes way back. This is because a bald head looks like a golden egg when the lights of the field hit the head.
People often don't change or wash their socks before any of the games that they play. They often do this with jerseys too, because the players believe they are symbols of good luck.
Many people also often make sure to always be the last out of the locker room before a game, or even be the last to put on their shorts before a game.
Some players, especially strikers, refuse to shoot goals while they are warming up before a game. They believe that it's necessary to save their goals for the actual game.
I hope that you found these weird superstitions interesting.
Story by Maddie Tate