To hell with uncomfortable safety equipment in the wide, wide world of sports – the Italians have devised a version of football that is one part high intensity competition and another part Looney Tunes.

It is called Bubble Football and it just may be the most interesting and entertaining answer to increasing security standards for athletes. Although, we must admit that while we were watching this video, we kept waiting for Foghorn Leghorn to come running out singing “Camptown Ladies” before paddling the player’s rear ends with a two-by-four.

Regardless, we may have to find a way to incorporate Bubble Football into the next company party.