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John Oliver Perfectly Explains Why Americans Don't Get Football

Also, it's not soccer – it's football.

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On the Late Show this week, Brummie comedian and late-night TV host John Oliver explained to a bemused David Letterman how the English football hierarchy works – and mirrors the class system.

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He tackled the lack of competition in the Premier League.

He explained why – unlike in US sports – teams get kicked out of the top division if they finish at the bottom of the league.

Letterman had a lot of questions, including what's the point in smaller teams trying to compete against rich teams such as Manchester United.

Well, we still think it's the beautiful game even if others don't.