I've had sort of like this happen a few times in the past. It seems to be a thing in the straight male world in Australia.
The line goes "So what team do you follow?" speaking of rugby league, you know those trumped up steroid drug taking blokes who many of them appear to think they're god's gift to the world.
My reply "I don't follow footy".
Stunned disbelieving look.....
One time I even had a bloke say that I wouldn't make any friends or be able to have discussions with blokes if I didn't follow footy :s