Lest anyone forgets that soccer is a young person’s game, Toni Kroos and Franck Ribery are there to remind them. The Bayern Munich pair resorted to a childhood standard to settle a dispute during Saturday’s 6-0 win over Hertha Berlin.
At one point in the game, Bayern was awarded a free-kick close to Hertha’s goal, and both players wanted to take it. The free world knows the only fair way to choose is by playing a quick game of “Rocks, Paper, Scissors”. So that’s what they did.
Teammate Arjen Robben was there to make sure neither player hesitated, and Ribery won out in the end. He didn’t score on the free-kick, but that’s not important.
Hertha manager (and former Bayern star) Stefan Effenberg was not at all amused by his opponents’ antics. He thinks Kroos, 22, and Ribery 28, should show their fellow professionals a bit more respect.
“They were playing against a team that is fighting against relegation and for them to be joking around — this should not happen,” Goal.com reports Effenberg told Sky90.
Maybe he’s got a point.