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The Amputee Soccer Championships Are Inspiring, But Not On The Internet

By 12.29.11

This is a video of Africa’s Amputee Soccer Championships, set to music a family in an early-90s comedy might hear while enjoying the first part of their vacation. These guys are amazingly skilled and deserve a ton of your respect, and if you’ve been looking for a competition to simultaneously symbolize the indomitable nature of the human spirit and “trying not to think about why these people are missing legs”, the Amputee Soccer Championships are for you.

If you don’t want to be inspired, you can always go to Reddit, where commenters have already made a bunch of Skyrim jokes, suggested the team be sponsored by a company that makes landmines and pointed out that since able-bodied soccer players only get two legs, it’s unfair for the amputees to have more than one crutch. Also, more than one reference to Yakety Sax. It’s good to know that no matter how inspiring a video is, you can just scroll down to the comments and remember how awful everybody is.

p.s. I have two functioning legs and these guys would f**king destroy me.

[h/t Buzzfeed Sports]


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