Other than very casual fans, the majority of skating fans will have favorite skaters and most people tend to root for their country. I agree that if that is carried to the extreme then that becomes problematic. But if you try to maintain your intetgrity it shouldn't be a problem. I disagree, however, that fans that dont have a rooting interest arent knowledgeable enough to recognize corruption in the sport. They continue to watch despite the corruption, because they do enjoy watching the skating. That doesn't mean they don't realize the ISU is corrupt. Professional wrestling has many more fans than figure skating, and all those fans know it isnt a real competition. Although I do admit that professional wrestling is often times more fairly officiated than most skating events, and the people running it have more integrity than ISU officials for sure.Noup, people follow the sport because they like to watch figure skating, no matter who is the skater behind the skate, or nation behind the skaters, or what is the judging score behind those skates. Die-hard fans are watching the sport because of one particular skater or one nation/continent they are rooting for a win. And they are the one talking about corruption, not the regular people/fans of a sport.