Many ticket holders to Olympic matches are patriotic — and would like you to know that! They hardly have to shout “Go team insert name of home country here,” and so forth, for you to know just how excited they are about supporting their home country’s athletes. Their clothes do that quite well for them. Some express their team spirit by simply wearing their national colors, others drape a flag over their shoulders like a cape. Here are some of the decked out folks I met during day four of the Games who really took their sports fandom to the next level.
Here, we have Union Jack onesies.
Patriotic lycra is also seen in abundance.
Not quite a fascinator, but I’ll take it.
A certain swimmer has himself a Lochte of fans.
Lots of people wear these blue chicken hats. Why not?
This guy found someone very skilled with a razor to carve his hair into the Olympic torch.
Water polo fans.
Finally, here’s one bonus grainy cell-phone snap from the London Underground. Why support just one country when you can wear your love for them all? (And yes, that’s the Californian state flag in there.)