Before today, I didn’t know that “bubble soccer” was a thing. A popular GIF making the rounds on Reddit changed that. What you see at the top of this post is a game of bubble soccer (which we’ll explain in a bit) but you have no idea what’s about to happen in the GIF below.

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According to Wikipedia, bubble soccer (or bubble football, for the Europeans? I guess?) is “the recreation or sport of playing football whilst encased in an inflated torus, similar to a zorb, which covers the player’s upper-body and head.”

You can read more about the ridiculous semi-sport in this incredible Vice feature from last March, but for now, look in shock and awe at what happens when you take bubble soccer to an entirely new — and ridiculously dangerous — level:

Extreme bubble soccer.

Who thought this was a good idea? I mean, I’d rather get gored while encased in a giant bubble than wearing the traditional getup of a professional bullfighter, but I think this game would be stressful enough without the bull.

Let’s all find something less dangerous to do for the July 4th weekend.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.