Dana White calls football the ‘least talented sport on Earth’

Dana White has angered football fans around the globe, after describing it as a “game for three-year-olds.”

Earlier this week, the UFC President found himself in hot water with the public after his appearance on Paddy Pimblett’s ‘Chattin Pony’ podcast took a scandalous turn. The pair slammed journalist, Ariel Helwani, only for the Canadian to later prove that the promotion’s latest star had embellished the truth. And now, amidst the middle of the World Cup, he’s caused even more controversy.

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In a video that proves words can always come back to haunt you, a clip from four years ago has come to light, and it’s resulted in enormous backlash. While this year’s tournament has been surrounded by controversy due to it taking place in Qatar, there’s no denying that the public is still tuning in.

FIFA claimed 36.4 million people tuned in to Costa Rica’s shock victory over Japan. And 19.7 million of White countrymen gathered around their screens to watch England vs USA on FOX.

But we doubt the notorious businessman is particularly impressed.

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The 53-year-old ranted: “Soccer? Whole other ball game. Can’t stand soccer, I think that it’s the least talented sport on earth.

“There’s a reason three-year-olds can play soccer, OK? You run around and kick a ball.

“You wouldn’t say that if you were in Brazil, dude I’d say this in any country ever.

“When you’re playing a game where the net is this big right, and the score is 3-1, are you s***ting me right now?

“Do you know how untalented you have to be to score three points when the net is this big?”

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Unsurprisingly, the fans took to Twitter to vent their frustrations.

One said: “Anyone with full functionality in their legs can kick a ball. However, not everyone who kicks a ball is skilled enough to kick a ball while battling other people who are also skilled at kicking said ball to prevent it from getting into the net.”

While another pointed out: “Do you know how much the brain has to calculate when playing ‘soccer’? When receiving the ball,the height/speed of the ball, your pitch geography, where the opposition is, where your teammates are, what decision you need to make within a split second, how fit you have to be.”

Read: Ariel Helwani fires back at Paddy Pimblett in explosive exchange (sporf.com)

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