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Brainstorming European Soccer Chants For Penn State Football

Penn State fans are arguably the most unique and passionate of all college football. From traditions such as the White Out, “We Are” chants, and the S Zone, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better student section anywhere in the country.  

But, with a short trip over the Atlantic Ocean, you’d find fans that can rival the passion of anyone, anywhere in the world. European soccer fans, often known as ultras, have proven that they will support their teams to “the death.” They will use drums, flares, megaphones, and even fireworks to prove their alliance, but the best part about the ultras fandom is the unique chants that can be heard all around the stadium during and before matches.  

Inspired by these chants, we decided to think of a few European soccer-type chants for the Penn State football team.  

The Chants:

Penn State, Penn State:

Penn State, Penn State, Penn State, 

Penn State, Penn State, Penn State 

For the first chant, we wanted to keep it simple. Inspired by the famous “Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea chants heard around Stamford Bridge in London, this chant is easy for everyone to remember. While it might not be the most creative, 110,000 people screaming it at once is sure to give anyone goosebumps.

Don’t Take Me Home:

Don’t take me home  

Please don’t take me home  

I just don’t want to go to class  

I want to stay here and drink all the beer  

Please don’t, please don’t take me home 

“Don’t Take Me Home” is an absolute classic first made popular by Welsh fans in 2016. It perfectly sums up the feeling of an average Penn State student on a Saturday afternoon. No one wants the game or the weekend to end because that means it’s back to the classroom and all those hours studying. Why not voice this want for the weekend to never end through an organized chant?

Jubilation:

Let’s pretend  

Let’s pretend  

Let’s pretend we scored a touchdown 

The most important part is that everyone goes crazy after it and acts as if Penn State has scored a touchdown after the first time reciting this chant. We have all been to those classic Big Ten games in freezing temperatures where the offenses struggle. Well, this chant will fix the lack of jubilation felt from a three-point second quarter and bring warmth back to the student section.

Why Are You Leaving?:

Is there a fire drill  

Is there a fire drill  

Is there a fire drill  

Is there a fire drill 

This is for all of the warriors that go to away games nationwide. When Penn State goes up big and the other fans start to leave, such as during the Maryland game this past weekend, this chant is perfect for poking fun.  

Safe Travels:

It’s a long way to Penn State when you suck  

It’s a long way to Penn State  

Long way to Penn State  

Long way to Penn State when you suck 

Inspired by Leeds United’s slightly more vulgar version, this chant would make those blowout non-conference games that much more fun. Imagine the whole student section shouting this at UMass as the Nittany Lions score their eighth touchdown of the game.

Freed From Desire:

Allar’s on fire  

Your defense is terrified 

This is an absolute classic that has been sung by what feels like every soccer team in the world at some point. Sung to the tune of “Freed from Desire” by Gala there aren’t many chants more fun than this one. The best part is it doesn’t just work for Drew Allar but could be sung about anyone on the offense if they’re playing well.

Unwavering Support:

Oh, oh oh  

Four quarters long, 

For our team from Happy Valley, 

Madhouse on the stands, 

Nobody can stop us… 

Oh, oh oh 

This might seem corny, but we assure you if you look up the thousands of Ajax fans from Amsterdam jumping around and singing this for their team, you’ll want in on the action. It not only demonstrates our consistent support for the Nittany Lions but ties in where we’re from and the power of the student section.  

Oh Penn State:

Chalalalalalalal laaaaaa chalalalala  

Ohhh Penn State 

Chalalalalalalal laaalaaa chalalalala 

Chalalalalalalal laaalaaa chalalalala 

Ohhh Penn State 

This is an amazingly simple chant but super intimidating if the whole stadium joins in and jumps around while singing. Eintracht Frankfurt pulls this chant off the best of any team in Europe but with a drastically smaller crowd. We can only imagine how it would sound if all of Beaver Stadium participated.  

Consider It Covered:

We cover every week

We cover every week

You’re nothing special

We cover every week

Penn State is among the best in the nation when it comes to covering the spread in the last five years, so why not have a chant to acknowledge? Nothing would be more demoralizing to a team we are beating by 40 points if this chant starts ringing around the stadium.

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About the Author

Collin Ward

Collin is a first-year majoring in digital/print journalism. Born in Hartford, he now lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. As a die-hard Chelsea FC fan you can normally find him yelling at his TV screen each weekend. To reach him, follow him on Instagram: @cward829, or email him at [email protected].

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