Mason Cox sees you, and he’s not impressed.
The American AFL star, who performs for Collingwood, thinks his countrymen want a actuality verify in the event that they plan on bragging about tackling one another with none safety.
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The American 7s Soccer League (A7FL) — a seven-on-seven competitors that prides itself on rivals going to struggle with out pads or helmets — caught the attention of SportsCenter with a promotional clip demonstrating the league’s brutality.
A7FL put out a video on social media showcasing what huge hits appear like in a sport that, not like the professionals within the NFL, doesn’t let its combatants put on protecting tools.
There are some completely monstrous tackles within the montage, to be honest, however Cox was fast to chop his fellow Individuals right down to dimension.
“That’s cute. Individuals have been doing this for over 125 years in Australia. It’s referred to as @AFL,” Cox wrote on Twitter in response to the video.
You’d suppose with the quantity of AFL gamers who’ve travelled to the States to ply their commerce as punters within the NFL that Individuals would have some concept about Aussie guidelines — to not point out the rugby league stars who’ve tried to make it within the US.
Jarryd Hayne famously loved a season with the San Francisco 49ers whereas North Queensland Cowboys fullback Valentine Holmes tried however didn’t land a spot on the New York Jets’ roster.
Manly star Jorge Taufua’s enormous hit on Cameron Munster final 12 months made waves within the US, whereas ex-Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee is a loved-up AFL convert after discovering it this 12 months throughout lockdown.
The previous soccer star turned podcaster has change into nice mates with Cox — or as McAfee calls him, Coxzilla — and has spent loads of time on his present raving about banana kicks and marks.
Initially revealed as American wannabes don’t have anything on AFL