News, but not the serious kind
“Hurt Locker” soccer?
Blog Guy, I don’t know how I’m going to get through all this World Cup stuff. I’m already so bored by soccer. How about you?
Which kind are you talking about?
There are different kinds of soccer?
Sure. There’s regular soccer, and then there’s that new Extreme Soccer, like they play in war zones and places like that.
I don’t think they have that here in the United States.
Yes they do, it’s called Second Amendment Soccer. You just have to know where to find the games.
Look, here’s an exhibition game in Afghanistan, featuring soccer legend David Beckham.
Do they use a soccer ball?
Yeah, but by the end of the game there’s nothing left of it, what with the machine guns, hand grenades, tear gas, land mines…
Way. Look here, Beckham is really enjoying himself.
But that’s certain death! I mean, he can just shoot the other players?
Yeah, but in fairness, for most of the game he’s blind-folded.
Top: Britain’s soccer player David Beckham (R) is seen being shown a mounted Heavy Machine Gun on an Army Lynx helicopter by Lance Corporal Chandler during a visit to Camp Bastion, in Afghanistan, in this May 22, 2010 handout photograph. REUTERS/Corporal Barry Lloyd RLC/MOD/Crown Copyright/Handout
Middle: Beckham (C) is seen cocking a Heavy Machine Gun during his visit. REUTERS/Squadron Leader Neville Clayton/MOD/Crown Copyright/Handout
Bottom: Beckham is seen being shown some of the weapon systems used by front line troops during his visit. REUTERS/Squadron Leader Neville Clayton/MOD/Crown Copyright/Handout