There’s A Soccer League In England Just For Fat Dudes And It’s Fantastic

There's A Soccer League In England Just For Fat Dudes And It's Fantastic

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.

Beginning in January 2014, The Man V Fat Football League was created with the sole goal of providing competitive football for obese men with the intention of helping them lose weight. And as someone who is less than 365 days from being 30, and 30 pounds from being fit, I kinda love what these dudes are all about. But you know what I love even more? The fact that, despite being fat, I bet these guys still get after it at a local pub after the games. Just pints on pints on pints on pints with a few lagers mixed in for good measure, all while screaming at each other in Cockney accents about who’s the biggest “twat.”

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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Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Writer at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram). Email me at

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