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Kick off your July 4th weekend with greatest GIF you’ve ever seen

Extreme Bubble Soccer

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 Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.