It’s that time of the year again where hundreds of men accumulate to take partial in the Royal Shrovetide Football match.
It’s kind of identical to a normal football compare but there’s a lot some-more people (and mayhem).
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It fundamentally involves two teams (‘Up’ards’ and ‘Down’ards’) from conflicting ends of Ashbourne, in Derbyshire, going conduct to conduct to see who has some-more testosterone.
The aim of the diversion is to get a round into one of two goals that are positioned 3 miles detached at possibly finish of the village.
It sounds elementary adequate but when there are this many people concerned it can turn rather frantic.
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The compare starts on Shrove Tuesday and can last until 10pm.
If a idea is scored before 6pm, then a new round is ‘turned up’ again and a new diversion started.
If the idea is after 6pm then the diversion ends for that day and continues into the next day – famous as Ash Wednesday
The first diversion was played in the 17th Century so it’s tradition.
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