German Soccer Video: Players Decide Penalty Kicks with Rock, Paper, Scissors

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 28, 2011

One, two, three, shoot. I guess in the following case it would be eins, zwei, drei. 

The question of justice and truth has long been debated. What's fair to one person may seem criminal to another. Unless, of course, you are talking about rock, paper, scissors. 

The act of throwing out the depiction of a rock, a piece of paper or a set of scissors is considered by just about everyone to be the epitome of tried and true. 

That is why it comes as no surprise that two German footballers decided to settle an on-field dispute in this manner. Ink a bink a bottle ink and Superman, Superman fly away may have also been considered. 

Steve DelVecchio of Larry Brown Sports reports the act comes during Friday's match between Gladbach and Cologne. Gladbach was rewarded a penalty kick. 

The question then came own to who would take the prized kick. Marco Reus and Mike Hanke decided to do the only thing that could settle such a question and went to the hands for answers. 

From Yahoo Sports, Reus states what was the impetus behind the spirited game within a game. 

We didn't want to make fun of anyone. Mike was supposed to be the shooter, but he already had a brace. And I also wanted to score. That's why I suggested that we figure it out. 

They may not have wanted to make fun of anyone. But by leading 3-0 and going to a child's game to settle a dispute, I can see where their opposition would be irate. 

I say, as long as they didn't sit on the ground an go into a rousing game of Duck, Duck, Goose, all was saved. 

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