Can anyone please tell me what's the difference between "have always been" and "was always" in the following sentence is And which one is correct? Can they both be used interchangeably in the following context?

  • I have always been/was always a been a fan of spanish football but from today I won't support the spanish international team as they are not playing well.
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    In this context there's really no difference. "Have always been" implies "up to this moment", while "was always" means that you were, but are not now. With the past tense by itself, it's not clear when you changed your mind, but since you say "from today" there is no ambiguity. – Andrew Jun 15 '18 at 6:53
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    Ey, keep supporting the Spanish team! They haven't played the first match yet ;-P – RubioRic Jun 15 '18 at 7:08
  • I had always been a fan of Spanish football but from today... – anouk Jun 15 '18 at 16:44

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