This sport basically merges football, rugby and kickboxing

NewsflarePublished: June 12, 20171 views
Published: June 12, 2017

Footage of brave sportsmen taking part in Florence's infamous Calcio Storico which basically sees teams of men fight while trying to play football and rugby.

The video, filmed on Saturday, shows several of the players fighting in the arena.

Calcio Storico Fiorentino translates as Historic Florentine Football.

Players have to get the ball into the net using either their hands or feet, but they're allowed to use martial arts of all kinds to stop the opposition so it tends to get pretty violent.

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