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Watch Kids Play “Flaming Fireball” A.K.A. Soccer with a Flaming Coconut [Video]

 

Soccer (or football, if you prefer) a global pastime. It only makes sense that, over time, different parts of the world come up with different variations on the game, whether in the form of a new set of rules or maybe — why the hell are those kids kicking a flaming coconut?!

In Indonesia, kids play “Flaming Fireball,” where kids play soccer barefoot with a ball that’s been lit on fire. Over time it’s become a ritual of sorts, for young men to prove their manliness. According to one game organizer, the game is played to “test the guts of the students.” And all this time I thought that’s what the Aggro Crag was for.

(via YouTube)

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