#Lookit

Watch a honey badger play soccer rather violently

Not really supposed to tear the ball apart, but OK.

The honey badger is a fearless predator and the Internet's Favorite Animal (Non-Pet Chapter). It's also a goddamn soccer star:

Nice. Not sure this one's World Cup-ready, though, because of some species-typical habits:

The contents of bee hives are also a major food source, which the honey badger reportedly tackles by using its anal glands to fumigate the bees, causing them to either flee or become inactive, and then its powerful claws to break up the hive.

Pretty sure tackling, spraying with anal glands, and eating your opponent are all grounds for a penalty, maybe even a yellow card. And shredding the ball with your teeth and claws is frowned upon, too, though Luis Suarez has probably tried it.

(via The San Diego Zoo and NBC San Diego)

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