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Man City star Kompany reacts to crunching NFL hits

7:06 am AEDT 4/2/17
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The Belgium international was entertained by some of the biggest hits and best catches in American football ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl

Association football fans often poke fun at American football fans for the fact that their players wear pads and protective gear, thus making them inferior in the eyes of soccer supporters.

However, anyone that has played American football can attest that it is a very brutal sport, and despite the padding, the tackles can be very, very painful.

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Ahead of Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany got an close-up view of just how heavy the hits can be, watching a highlights reel of some of the NFL's biggest hits and best catches.

Watch how Kompany reacts to America's most popular sport below!

In the video, the Belgium international sports a New England Patriots jersey - showing where his heart lies before the Pats take on the Atlanta Falcons in Houston this weekend.