SPORTS fans were stunned when ESPN aired a famous children’s game as a professional sport.
ESPN presented the Pillow Fighting Championship on its network this week and fans reacted in different ways.
The competition aired on ESPN 2 and featured several athletes fighting with pillows while dodging each other’s attacks.
ESPN viewers rushed to Twitter to express their displeasure and confusion.
One fan said: “I’ve never heard of it. I thought it was a joke.”
Another said: “I’m confused. What kind of sport is this?”
A third commented: “There is NO WAY this is real.”
Others thought this was a great idea and wished the sport had existed years ago.
This fan explained, “This is a sport I would have excelled at as a kid.”
Another said: “I would love that so much. My brothers beat me to death in pillow fights when I was a kid. I studied. I have learned. I dominated.”
A third: “No way! I missed my calling.”
And a fourth said: “I don’t care for the big sports but I could watch that all damn day or trotting or wood sports.”
The event took place in South Florida and featured 14 fighters.
The Pillow Fighting Championship is the premier international pillow fighting sport federation.
They have also sponsored leagues in Brazil and Ghana.