Yet, where Kynaston’s views on politics and sport intersect are the forgotten virtues of agreeing to disagree. He’s the sort of fan I want to sit next to: partisan yet civil, eyes on the match but aware there are bigger things to worry about. Why be a football fan, then? Because, in the case of Kynaston and thousands of others, a valuable sense of identity is still derived from the teams they support. So who cares what the football is like anyway?