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Swarm of American viewers turn to AFL to fill sporting void


With American sport cancelled or postponed across the board, many are tuning into Fox Sports 1 to watch the AFL game between Essendon and Fremantle.

FS1 is one of the country’s biggest sports stations, playing everything from Major League Baseball to WWE.

Former NFL punter and American sports commentator Pat McAfee is certainly enjoying himself watching Aussie Rules for the first time.

McAfee, who has twice as many followers on Twitter as the AFL, is clearly entertained by what he is seeing.

Aussie Rules is a weird sport. Especially if you haven’t grown up watching it.

Many Americans tuning in took to Twitter seeking clarity on some of the rules – and we can’t blame them.

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