Calcio Fiorentino — Italian Gladiator Football

calcio fiorentino

Whoa, and I thought Chessboxing was intense, this game is straight batshit. The city of Florence, still plays an early form of soccer called Calcio Fiorentino, that originated in 16th century Italy. In it, players are allowed to hit each other, but no kicks to the head, surprise attacks or ganging up. Think of it as a modern-day gladiatorial game, only, more threatening to the players’ braincells than the game is to their lives. Also you have to wear silly shorts:

Who said that men were terrible multitaskers. To be honest, I didn’t see much in the way of game dynamics happening there. Mostly men beating the shit out of each other. There is also a female team, less physical brutality, but still. Isn’t equality grand.

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~ by Fionnlagh on April 7, 2015.

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