This happens most often in childhood. My grandfather and father were very fond of football, so when we went out into the street, there was no choice in what to play. Football is a very colorful game. You control the sphere, you have an opponent and an area to enter. Of course, the child is very attracted to the opportunity to run and play with adults or with peers, so he (football) becomes a favorite pastime from childhood!
For example, I hate him. Football is simply the most popular and promoted game, you hear from all sides: football, football players, the football club has changed its coach. And in order to keep up with the progressive society, you start to be interested in it. It's like starting to smoke, first smoke "for the company", and then out of habit. And what I like about football, I still don't understand. Now there are several teams that play football that I like. These are tech-savvy people with interesting tactical solutions, it's nice to watch them, you start to see a picture of the game, not men running after the ball. For me personally, there are too few interesting moments in this game, they run, run and after half an hour is a dangerous moment)