England is known for being the place to play league football in the world. Known for their gritty (read: not as beautiful) play, the English Premier League is a destination for players and managers alike, particularly with the new exposure NBC has given it over here on this side of the pond.
But move over Manchester United and Liverpool, there’s a new league in town. The Man V Fat Football League.
You can shame England and soccer all you want, but you know what? This type of league wouldn’t fly in America. Calling it the “Man V Fat” league? Some politically correct wankers would shit on that name and drag it through the coals. And if these guys were spotted in a gym trying to shed a few stones early in the New Year? They’d be shamed right out of that Planet Fitness faster than you could say, “All hail The Queen.” But in England, these guys now have a safe space to be fat and play the game they love without anyone raining on their parade.
But the best part of the league might be the format, as described by Fox Soccer:
Registered teams such as Inter Pies, XL Legends and Beer Bellies United earn points in the league in two different ways: Wins on the pitch, and pounds lost off of it. Brilliant!
Beer Bellies United? Fucking love it.
For all the info, check out their website. .
[via Fox Soccer]
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