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๐Ÿˆ American Football emoji

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What does ๐Ÿˆ American Football emoji mean?

The American Footballย emoji ๐Ÿˆ depicts the inflated oval ball used in the sport of American football, which is simply known as footballย in the United States. It is commonly used in reference to American football at all levels (high school, collegiate, National Football League, etc.).

The American Football emoji ๐Ÿˆ is used by fans to cheer on their teams and express their love of the sport. It is especially used by both fans and non-fans near the end of the season prior to the playing of the Super Bowl.ย 

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Where does ๐Ÿˆ American Football emoji come from?

The American Footballย emoji ๐Ÿˆ was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. On most major platforms, the emoji resembles a football with white laces facing the viewer and the ball slanted toward the right. Depending on the platform, the color of the leather is a different shade of brown.ย 

American football is the U.S.โ€™s most popular sport, and the American Footballย emoji ๐Ÿˆ sees increased usage during the months that typically make up the football season, from around August until the first Sunday of February. Football fans will often use the American Footballย emoji ๐Ÿˆ alongside other emoji that represent their favorite teamโ€™s mascot, such as the Dolphin emoji ๐Ÿฌ for the Miami Dolphins or the Elephant emoji ๐Ÿ˜ for the Alabama Crimson Tide.ย 

Leading up to early February, the American Footballย emoji ๐Ÿˆ rapidly increases in usage even among people who may not regularly follow sports. The Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League, is played on the first Sunday of February. The Super Bowl is a huge event that is consistently the highest rated television program of the year in America. For many, it is the only football game they will watch the entire year, and so the American Footballย emoji ๐Ÿˆ sees a large increase in use by people discussing their plans to watch the game or go to a Super Bowl party.

Learn even more about the history and meaning of Super Bowl, as well as why the Big Game uses Roman numerals.

Examples of ๐Ÿˆ American Football emoji

Tom Brady will play in his 10th Super Bowl. Thatโ€™s 18% of all of them ever played. RIDICULOUS! ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’ฏ
@kyork20, January 24, 2021
They really shut it down!!!! Congrats on that amazing SuperBowl Halftime Show @shakira @JLo ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ
@KimKardashian, February 2, 2020

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Who uses ๐Ÿˆ American Football emoji?

While used by fans even during the off-season, the American Footballย emoji ๐Ÿˆ is mostly used from around August until early February. People who otherwise may not care at all about football will also use the American Footballย emoji ๐Ÿˆ in the weeks prior to the Super Bowl, expressing their interesting the game as a major cultural event.

The American Footballย emoji ๐Ÿˆ can be confused for the similar Rugby Football emoji ๐Ÿ‰ or the Soccer Ball emoji โšฝ, which are likely to be called the Football emoji outside the U.S.

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