Yes there have been some nasty violent clashes and some embarrassing and provocative chanting, but there are also a lot of good, fun loving fans at Euro 2016. Yes including English and Russians.
These are the fans who are way behind the scenes and who often go unnoticed.
But in today's ultra-connected online world where everyone can video everything, these small acts of kindness or awesomeness are being magnified as they're uploaded to social media.
From fans helping an old French couple to change a tyre, to some hilarious chants, and to the country that sent 8 percent of its population to France – we've gathered the fans we think are the top five in France this year.
But we'll get the bottom two out of the way first: Sorry England and Russia fans, we know there so many good among you, but the bad ones pull you down. We've all seen enough of the embarrassing videos of fighting or chanting so we won't show you any more.
On to the good guys.
Fair play to France fans for ignoring all the terror fears and getting into the tournament by packing out the fan zones, which had been the subject of security fears.
France fans, bar a few naughty local youths, have been excellent hosts so far and have had to put up with a fair bit.
The French take their football seriously but do it with a sense of humour (sometimes including baguettes), and the two wins to start the tournament have left the French cheering mightily. Check out how they celebrated the second goal against Albania in Paris on Wednesday.
— Copa90 (@Copa90) June 15, 2016
And you can't beat the French for their renditions of the Marseillaise.
Ah, the lovable Swedes. Paris has been awash with a sea of bright yellow this past week as the Swedes have descended en masse, as they tend to do.
And while they haven't managed to score a goal yet (the only time they found the net was through an own goal), the Swedes have been in fine form. And always ever so polite.
One particular highlight that's gone viral has been the video below of the Swedes getting rival fans to sing along to Abba songs.
3rd: Northern Ireland
Can't believe Northern Ireland stuck with God Save The Queen as the national anthem, when they could have had Will Griggs on Fire
— Alex Crawford (@alexjcrawford) June 12, 2016
On paper, the Iceland fans are the most supportive. Let's look at the stats:
The country has a population of 332,000 people – making it the least-populated country to ever qualify for the competition.
Iceland: more regular match-going fans as a % of population than any team at Euro 2016. pic.twitter.com/Fta5Kh9UC9
— sportingintelligence (@sportingintel) June 4, 2016
Extra points for their commentator who just about had a hernia when Iceland scored, the sense of humour of their fans, and their “terrifying” and perfectly synchronised chants.
That Iceland viking chant is still terrifying when there's only 50 of them. https://t.co/c3CHpMU5Yz
— Tommy de la touche (@john_neptune) June 15, 2016
Ireland fans are by far and away the winners of this tournament as far as fans are concerned – and as far as we are concerned.
The green army seem to leave everyone they meet with a smile on their face – even their opponents. Here are some of their best moments that have been captured online.
Changing a tyre.
— BoyleSports (@BoyleSports) June 14, 2016
Chanting for Swedish star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic before playing against team Sweden.
— Thomas Siniecki (@siniecko) June 13, 2016
Serenading a nun with Our Father song.
“Clean up, for the boys in green” – cleaning up after themselves.
— 90thMin (@90thMin) June 15, 2016
— Declan (@DeclanTassy) June 14, 2016
Go home to your sexy wives
Making an elderly Frenchman feel like a legend for a few moments
There are just too many videos out there to choose from. Well done Irish fans, showing everyone else how it can be done.
Now they just need to work on their dancing and they'd be the perfect fans:
— Vines Foot (@vinesfoot) June 13, 2016