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This football-related wedding speech is truly inspired

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FORMER LIVERPOOL BOSS Bill Shankly was once famously quoted as saying: “Football isn’t a matter of life or death. It’s much more important than that.”

Though the comment was said in jest, it epitomises how the sport has developed a national obsession, particularly across the water.

And the hilarious clip below is further evidence of its centrality to British life.

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