John Oliver tries to explain English 'soccer' to a confused David Letterman

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Thursday 02 October 2014 12:00
John Oliver, the most famous Brummie living stateside, tries to explain English "soccer" to veteran chatshow host David Letterman.

The fact that Letterman just can't get his head around relegation and promotion (and that Oliver gets a couple of things wrong) just makes it all the better.

This is... This is... You are literally embodying why soccer will never take off in the United States.

Because you can talk about it as long as you want, but you eventually get to a point when an American just goes 'So what's the point?'

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