The NFL held the first of its three games at Wembley Stadium over the weekend, this time between the Oakland Raiders and the Miami Dolphins, and while the event was sold out, some locals jumped on Twitter to voice their dislike for the sport.
Watching adverts on channel 4, with an occasional few seconds of American Football inbetween.— Dan Martin (@Ender83) September 28, 2014
I still can't believe they played American football in London yesterday. and that people actually went.— Shannon (@ShannieBeth23) September 29, 2014
Hey, at least none of them relied on a lazily saying it is just rugby with pads.
Just watching the American 'football' from Wembley, it's kind of like rugby, but with pads and helmets so soft yanks don't get hurt.— Dave Barnes (@gmbpantherdave) September 28, 2014
American football= a bad version of rugby— lewis (@lewistate1) September 28, 2014
Well, it is not that easy for most of us to get excited about a Dolphins-Raiders game either, so maybe we should not judge Brits too harshly for failing to enjoy the glory of the NFL.