A friendly game of solder tug of war between team Canada and team USA. (PHOTO: Screen Capture / YouTube / 31CanadianBrigade).
A video showing a friendly game of tug of war between a Canadian soldier and an American soldier has gone viral.
Uploaded by the 31 Canadian Brigade Group (31 CBG), the video shows Master Corporal John Celestino of the Windsor Regiment facing off an unidentified US National Guard soldier.
The 3-minute battle, which took place at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, is intense, complete with tomato red faces, encouragement from their fellow soldiers and all the gravel you can swallow.
Prior to the departure of [31 CBG] . . . Canadian soldiers observed US National Guard soldiers playing an interesting version of the game Tug of War. 31 CBG soldiers were fascinated by the spectacle and cheered on the competitors. Finally, one young Canadian soldier dared to challenge the hometown crowd, and put national pride on the line, reads the video's YouTube description.
This game of tug of war comes with a twist. Strapped to each other (with their backs facing each other) and battling on their knees, the soldiers fight to reach for their own finish line (one for Canada, one for the US), as their respective supporters cheer on.
Since being uploaded on Wednesday, the video has been viewed by more than 91,000 people, along with a high ranking mention on Reddit, which has received more than 2,000 comments.
So who won the friendly game of tug of war? Watch the video below to find out. (Team Canada is sporting the bright green uniform, while Team USA is wearing lighter green).