What is football? โšฝ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‰ ???

What is football? โšฝ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‰ ???
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Ninh explains: What is football? That’s easy, it’s this, right? This is football. Played with pads and helmets and vicious hits
and sometimes scantily clad uniforms. If you go to anywhere in America, and say
the word ‘football’, everyone will assume you’re talking about this. However next door in Canada – they play
something that looks very similar to American Football, but it’s not. If you ask a Canadian what football is, they’ll
point you out to this. What’s that I can hear? It’s the annoying sound of British haters
who come out with the same tired ass joke. Year in and year out. Oh they don’t actually kick the ball, and
their ball isn’t actually round. It should be called handegg, it’s handegg,
hand egg, hand egg hahaha hand egg. Firstly, that handegg joke wasn’t funny
in the 90’s and it’s still not funny now. And secondly, they do actually kick the ball. It’s actually a really important part of
the game, though people who haven’t watched a great deal of it would actually know that. And thirdly, this is not an egg shape. This is an egg shape. There’s a difference. Speaking of the English, to them this is football. The sport played where you actually have to
kick the ball, like, most of the time. Association football (that’s what it’s
officially called) but sometimes it’s called Soccer because well, it’s there, is probably
the number one played and watched sport in the world right now. Aha, so this is real football. Well, to most English people it is. But there are some that believe this is football. You might know this as Rugby Union or Rugby
League, but the official title of the sport is ‘Rugby Football’. If you don’t believe me, check out the governing
bodies official titles. Yeah, Rugby is a kind of football. It’s a thing. And they also claim that they played their
game before the formation of the Football Association. But in general, each code of Rugby refers
to themselves as ‘Rugby’ to differentiate it from association football, and use the
terms ‘Rugby Union’ and Rugby League’ to differentiate them from each other. The Irish however, claim to have invented
their version of football – a sport called Gaelic Football way before the invention of
Rugby. Even though their pitch and posts looks suspiciously
like a game across the water, and their ball and gameplay suspiciously looks like another
game across the water. Nevertheless, the Irish claim that this is
real football, and football in Ireland refers to Gaelic Football, not Soccer. Enter, the Australians. Who from halfway across the world also claim
to have invented their version of football, independently of the Irish, and claim that
their game preceded theirs. Even though one of their founders was (quite
suspiciously) a former Rugby player. Hmmm, well it’s a bone of contention that’s
disputed amongst historians – but football in Australia generally refers to Aussie Rules
Football, not soccer. So is there a game that’s indisputably older
than these? Yes there is, and it’s by the Italians. To some Italians this is football. Calcio Storico, translated as ‘historic
football’ was the original version of football before the invention of soccer. It’s based on an old Roman game called Harpastum
and in general, it’s one part football, 90 parts beating the shit out of each other. This game is violent and historically Popes
were allowed to play this game … armed with swords! A freaking sword, are you serious?! Being stabbed to death by the holiest man
on earth in the name of sport, is a really bad deal. Okay, violent popes aside, what’s actually
the oldest form of football? Well, if you’re asking the question ‘who
invented the first game that involves kicking a ball’ it’s actually the Chinese. Yes, they played a similar sport over 2000
years ago, where they had to kick balls in order to score goals. This was mainly played during festivals and
celebrations. Even FIFA (the corrupt worldwide governing
body of Association Football) acknowledges on their own website, that it was the Chinese
that are the first to play any variation of the sport of football. So … this is football? Yes, obviously. Come on now, seriously? Well, to ascertain what football is, I’ve
come up with a simple dictionary style definition. Any form of team game involving kicking (and
in some cases handling) a ball, which may or may not be completely spherical, that is
the most popular form of the game in the country that it is played in. So by that definition, in the US – it’s
this game. In Canada, it’s this, in some parts of the
world, it’s this or this. In Ireland this is football, in Australia
that’s football. In Italy, that’s football … kind of, in
China – that was originally football. And in many countries in the world, this is
football. One word, several sports, all football. …………
Hang on wise guy, what do you think football is? It’s this … obviously. Ninh Ly – www.ninh.co.uk – @NinhLyUK

100 thoughts on “What is football? โšฝ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‰ ???

  1. I felt compelled to make this video because people seemingly don't understand why different people call different sports 'football'. I thought the answer was obvious personally. But it's mainly to get some form of entertainment from some of the delusional comments that will no doubt appear on here. Popcorn at the ready folks.
    EDIT: The dislikes must be from the 'offended' ones that perpetrate the handegg 'joke'. Such uptightness.

  2. Gaelic football is the oldest as it was played before christianity came to ireland and rugby was made when the fa formed and football splitted into soccer and rugby

  3. Hey Ninh, would you call the ancient aboriginal game of marngrook โ€œfootballโ€? Although there is no hard proof, it is beloved to have been played for thousands of years, possibly even out dating the Chinese game

  4. You should give a chance to Beach Handball. Its pretty good and interesting! And it has its unique differences

  5. Your definition says the most popular should be what football is however in Canada Canadian football is not the most popular as soccer is far more popular with rugby of comparable popularity aswell

  6. The oldest established professional football club of any football is the Melbourne Demons Football Club who play in the AFL (Australian rules footy), established in 1858…

  7. how i say the different sports
    American Football-Gridiron
    Canadian football-Gridiron
    Association Football-Soccer/Football
    Rugby Football League-League
    Rugby Football Union-Rugby
    Gaelic football-Gaelic
    Australian Football-Footy

  8. Its not England its most of the world and it is the most popular. To bring on a man to be allowed to kick does not make it football. Rugby is rugby no one clames it to be football we put football in because it originated from football and it's the only respect you will get from rugby.

  9. Barca probably watched this video before their game at anfield, as they had no idea anymore during the game what the objective was.

  10. Iโ€™m Australian and if you ask anyone in my town maybe even state what is football theyโ€™ll say rugby league is football

  11. Saw one comment about formula-e couple comment down below
    And my city hosted once race. So yes.
    Can you explain Formula-E?

  12. In australia if you live in qld, nsw or the act rugby league is reffered to as football not aussie rules

  13. Being Australian Im more of an AFL fan, but kind of follow all the codes highlighted here. Im an NFL fan but the game often gets called "Gridiron" or "American Football" here. I also follow the EPL in UK, and A League in Australia, and it still is commonly called soccer here, even though they're trying to not use that term. They rebranded the old National Soccer League to the A League Football.. Just to add another football league to the mix!

  14. nice to see everyones comments and reasons, why their country calls a certain game football and others are wrong SO to chuck a spanner in the works or should it be a wrench There are about 213+/- countries in the world (correct)? Only 1 country calls American football,l football 1 country calls Canadian football, football 1 country calls Gaelic football, football etc BUT 210+/- calls FOOTBALL,FOOTBALL, whether it"s spelt football, futbol, fussball, voetball or the indigenous spelling of the word foot followed by the indigenous spelling of the word for ball. Perhaps Football210 might be a better name for the game as opposed to Football1 or even Football67? for rugby. Mind you grid iron in North America is an adaptation of rugby so that might have to be rethought-maybe Rugby67(1) for Canadian football and Rugby67(2) for American football as Canadian rugby teams started off American football

  15. In Australia football depends on what state you are from
    Aussie Rules (afl) isnโ€™t footy where Iโ€™m from

  16. soccer-football (association) allows handling of the ball….every time the ball goes out and the goal keeper. Also in early rules catching the ball on the full was allowed.
    soccer fans seem to forget this.
    Maybe almost all of these sports should be called handball?

  17. Good stuff m8 i should also tell you that in australia rugby league is also football or for most Aussies its footy

  18. I think 'soccer' is football. But, Australian Rules Football is the oldest codified football currently played.

  19. Despite having a population of only 25 million people, Australia is the only country in the world that supports four professional football codes:

    1. Association football
    2. Australian rules football
    3. Rugby league
    4. Rugby union

    Gaelic football and American football are also played, but at an amateur level.

    Technically, there are other forms of football – "hybrid" games that combine elements of the main forms of football. Examples are "International Rules", which is a composite of Gaelic and Australian Rules football, and "AUSTUS", which was a combination of American and Australian Rules football. There was an attempt to make a composite version of Australian Rules football and Rugby League in the early 1930's, but the idea was abandoned after one trial game.

  20. I live in the UK. I've played the English football, American football and rugby. All I can say really is that catching an American football without a glove kinda hurts ya know?

  21. The indigenous people of western Victoria , Australia were observed by Tom Wills ( the founder of Australian Rules Football ) in the mid 1800's playing a game they called Marngrook . The game involved kicking and catching a ball made from bundled up animal pelts . So perhaps that game is the original form of football – possibly many thousands of years old . Australian Rules Football has components of other football codes and no doubt "Marngrook" is the one vital ingredient that makes Aussie Rules so unique and such a an exciting game to play and watch .

  22. There was an Indigenous Australian football game that has been played for over 10,000 years and it's called Marn Grook.

  23. In Ireland we like soccer and gaa equally I wouldnt call either one more more popular then the other

  24. Gaelic football is the oldest, by far we were playing in the times of ST.PATRICK so shut up

    EDIT- Typed that ^ before I saw Chinese thing

  25. Football is the one with pads, the one the New York Giants have been terrible at for the past couple years. Rugby is a fun game too. An Australian tried explaining AFL to me once, but I just ended up confused. I've seen Gaelic football on the TV at Irish pubs before, it looks to me like soccer where you can use your hands, which at least makes it better than soccer. Soccer is the athletic equivalent of homosexualism.

    And I've never heard of that Italian version, but it looks pretty cool.

  26. Stop with that sit about British people. most posh British people play rugby or cricket. So when making that joke you shoude be using a burningham accent.

  27. The football in Ireland can either refer to Gaelic football or Soccer. It depends on what region you are from.

  28. 2:21 Oh so Kerry vs Donegal?! I don't know but as an Irishman I think I know two better teams I don't know maybe Dublin and Mayo

  29. Great video. Just one small thing though. In Australia, the meaning of "football" actually changes depends on where you are. It refers to Australian Rules Football in most of Australia as you said, but if you're in Queensland or New South Wales (Sydney is in New South Wales and Brisbane is in Queensland), "football" would be understood to mean rugby league.

  30. Football is a family of games. People had lots of local rules and the "don't run with its" set up there official rules and organization first but "run with it" was probably more common. And the William Webb Ellis myth is silly.

    And the best football game is one you left out: Sevens

  31. Well, the "real football" joke from the murican haters was never funny either, so the "handegg" is just a fair comeback. ๐Ÿ˜

    Very nice video, keep it up! ๐Ÿ‘

  32. Ninh explains, what is Football??

    Ninh: That's easy! Is this, right?
    Me: Yeah!!!
    Ninh: This is Football!!
    Me: Now you're talking our culture!!

  33. So basically english football is football for almost every country in the world. Beside those who want to be different

  34. Hello Ninh Ly. I want to see if I can ask for advice about participating in any sport. If i play any sport, no matter what it is, I have to be passionate about that sport, right?

  35. Football is the game we in England invented and is now played in more nations around the world than any other. Winner takes all

  36. Soo , In America and Canada is SOCCER In Europe it's FOOTBALL . But that what is you calling now it's YOUR FOOTBALL ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Handegg what is this some British joke that Iโ€™m too American too understand (itโ€™s a joke guys so donโ€™t get offended)

  38. At least five times in this video (which is otherwise excellent) you show pictures of Japanese people playing the traditional sport of kemari, while in the narration you are talking about Chinese people playing Chinese "football." We can tell these people are Japanese because 1. they are wearing Japanese kimono, and 2. they are playing in the compound of a Japanese Shinto shrine (Japanese traditional architecture is instantly differentiable from its Chinese equivalent). Considering that you, yourself, are of Vietnamese extraction, it seems a bit embarrassing that you should follow the age-old European pattern of "all East Asians look the same to me!"

  39. So yeah if someone who is not from the U.S and they saw our American Football you could say it's a rougher tougher version of rugby but with different rules, others they said rugby on steroid, rugby mix with wrestling, or just watch the video how to play American Football and knowing the rules so at least they won't get confused also tell the foreigners the football you know the one you only kick the ball is what we call soccer.

  40. The sports at 0:00 from the bottom-left corner, clockwise:
    Football, soccer, wannabe football, wannabe football AGAIN, volleyball.

  41. Thank god this video exists. I'm sick and tired of trying to explain them "Football Purists" that Football comes in various forms and it all comes down to dialect. Now if someone makes an argument, I can just link them this video. Saves me the hard work.

  42. Having another look at this video. Great to watch, and understand more about football. The one thing Iโ€™d say, as an Aussie, is while itโ€™s hard to argue Aussie Rules was the first football around, it DOES have the oldest continually surviving professional football club in the world. The mighty Melbourne Demons ๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”ต.

  43. My teams in all footballs
    Ass. Football: Tottenham Hotspur
    Rugby Football Union: Exeter Chiefs
    Rugby Football League: St Helens
    Gaelic Football: Dublin
    Aussie Rules Football: Carlton Blues
    American Football: Miami Dolphins
    Canadian Football: Alouettes de Montreal

  44. Saw another comment like this but wanted to share my opinion

    Association Football: AFC Ajax
    Rugby: Donโ€™t know much about Rugby and he different rugby unions and leagues (I know you explained it in a few videos but I still canโ€™t figure it out ) but if I did know I would be an All Blacks Fan (New Zealand)
    Gaelic: Dont know much about this but I would root for the capital team (Dublin)
    Aussie Rules Football: Sydney Swans
    American Football: Obviously as my pfp says, Philadelphia Eagles (Kinda ironic Ninh, seeing you are a Cowboys fan eh? :))
    Canadian Football: Toronto Argonauts

  45. Theres only one football and its soccer. Stop pretending otherwise. Yes there were variation played before but of the big one and specially the ones you talk in the video football is the OG. Football came first then came Rugby then the amalgamation of the two like american and aussie football.

  46. I'm and I personally love aus aussie rules, American football, Canadian football, association football, gaelic football(irish)and rugby union and league but here is my list in order
    1. gaelic football
    2. Rugby union
    3 association football
    4. Aussie rules
    5. American football
    6. Canadian football

  47. I am a new subscriber. But so far this is my favorite video on this channel. I have always been outraged by football aka soccer fans ignorance on the issue. They always belittle beautiful sports like Rugby and American Football. They remind me of those stupid Indian kids from my country who go on every Baseball video on the internet and then talk shit about it without having any understanding of the game. Thanks for clearing the issue up. I hope this video goes viral someday for the sake of sports fraternity …

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