As others have said, it was commonplace before (impossible to believe now, yes !)
My late father always took an interest in the 15ers results.
We would watch that crappy teleprinter thing on BBC1 where the results would come in. Always looking for the City result first of course.
"City won !" he would shout. This would then be followed by a "Oh, the Rovers won as well !". That outcome always made him happiest.
"But Dad," I would reply, "We want the Rovers to lose !"
(I never did tell him about the goings on at my primary school where we reds were in the minority, and w