Hawick Ba’ is one of those fabled folk versions of football, where an entire town rampage around after the ball in a frenzy, actually caught on camera here in 1923 (in the town of Hawick in Scotland) in this fairly wonderful minute or so of newsreel footage.
If this film had a soundtrack it would be schoolchildren shouting “FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!” on a loop, forever.
1. I watched this on the BFI Player.
2. Having watched this several times now, I still do not quite grasp the rules.
Title: Hawick Ba’
Duration: 1 minute
Watch: BFI Player