Rashmi Rekha Das

Famous scientist Stephen Hawking once said “...disability is not inability and that people with disabilities can achieve anything they set their minds to.”

Stephen reached the pinnacle in his field while being on a wheelchair and communicating through synthetic voice. He was a genius who never let disability stop him from achieving the unthinkable.

Like him, there is no dearth of such people who reached the zenith of success despite being specially-abled.

Of late, a video of men playing football using crutches has gone viral on social media. The video shows a group of specially-abled men defying all odds and playing soccer. 

If you are thinking that physically fit persons can play high-intensity sports like football, this video will definitely prove you wrong. 

In the viral video, the specially-abled can be seen playing the sport with full vigour.

Though the undated video was originally credited to World Amputee Football Federation, it was shared on Twitter by India-based police officer Santosh Singh with caption ‘Human spirit has no limits’

The video clip spanning for 1 minute and 20 seconds shows a football match between the specially-abled teams of Spain and England. 

In the video, several amputee men can be seen playing football with the help of crutches. They can be seen kicking the football, scoring amazing goals and celebrating with their teammates. 

The video garnered more than 79,000 views, 1819 likes and more than 270 retweets soon after being shared on Twitter. 
Internet users loved the sportsman spirit and resilience. 

Lauding their efforts in pulling off a fantastic football match, a user said, “Totally love their energy”.

Another user wrote: “Salute their spirit.”

Another social media user commented, “That is Incredible.”