We met the Lionel Messi of thumb wrestling at the Thumb Wrestling World Championships
Competitive thumb wrestling exists
You may be aware of thumb wrestling from your youth; holding hands with your mates and holding your thumb aloft like a noble cobra preparing to pounce upon its prey.
But while you might have stopped thumb wrestling, not everybody did.
Not only are some people still doing it for fun with their friends, but some people are actually competing in events, including the World Thumb Wrestling Championship.
We travelled down to the event in Beccles, where we met the Lionel Messi of thumb wrestling as he sought to retain his title yet again.
We travelled to the World Thumb Wrestling Championships to find out if the Lionel Messi of thumb wrestling could retain his title yet again.
Could you compete with him? pic.twitter.com/6qVAJAjcP0
— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) July 31, 2019