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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

German Players Play Rock, Paper, Scissors to Pick Penalty Kick Shooter (Video)

Remember when you were a kid and you were on a team that was 100 times better than your opponent?  During some of those games, you and your friends may have found yourselves trying to share the wealth.  If you were up 40 points in a basketball game, you might keep feeding the ball or puck to someone who hasn’t scored yet.  One thing you probably never did, however, was play rock, paper, scissors to determine who takes a penalty kick.  Believe it or not, a German professional soccer team has done that.

With a 3-0 lead over the Cologne in the 47th minute of a match on Friday, Gladbach was awarded a penalty kick.  Apparently strikers Marco Reus and Mike Hanke both wanted to take the kick, so they decided to settle it with a game that is globally accepted as a 100 percent fair way of doing things.  Check out this video that Dirty Tackle shared with us:

While that could be seen as showing up your opponent, fair is fair.  If both guys want to take a penalty kick RPSing for it is one of the quickest and most efficient ways to pick a shooter.  I can’t in good conscience say I blame them.

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