These people have NO interest in their national team UNTIL the team becomes successful. All of a sudden millions of insecure souls CLING to every victory. It's a sorry sight, but quite common in England! Glory Hunters only follow a team while the successes roll in .... once the team does badly they look to another sport or team!
The England football team is very average. The glory hunters can't get their fix from soccer so they look elsewhere. Cricket was unpopular in England before August 2005. All of a sudden the England team does well in The Ashes. WHAM! Millions of people become temporary fans, until the success fades away. These people are glory hunters! In 2003 England won the Rugby World Cup, and many people jumped on the bandwagon. By 2005 most of these people had lost interest in Rugby, as the national team wasn't performing as well.