As Concerning Football, I Protest...

As concerning football, I protest unto you that it may rather be called a friendly kind of fight than a play or recreation - a bloody and murthering practise than a fellowly sport or pastime. And hereof groweth envy, malice, rancour, choler, hatred, displeasure, enmity and what not else; and sometimes fighting, brawling, contention, quarrel-picking, murder, homicide and great effusion of blood, as experience daily teacheth.
As concerning football, I protest unto you that it may rather be called a friendly kind of fight than a play or recreation - a bloody and murthering practise than a fellowly sport or pastime. And hereof groweth envy, malice, rancour, choler, hatred, displeasure, enmity and what not else; and sometimes fighting, brawling, contention, quarrel-picking, murder, homicide and great effusion of blood, as experience daily teacheth. - by Philip Stubbes (1583)
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