Bizarre Sport – Shin Kicking, One Weird Sport
Shin Kicking sounds pretty painful right? Well, it is!
Shin Kicking has probably been going on since ancient times but officially it was invented in the 1600’s as a way to protest the increasing popularity of Puritanism. A protestant belief during Elizabethen England.
The sport has evolved since the 1600’s, providing less violence and more comedy.
The aim of the shin Kicking is to kick your opponent in the shin, with the person causing their opponent to fall over the most being the victor.
To help prevent bloody and bruised shins, participants are allowed to stuff hay down their trousers to help soften the blow. Wimps!