November 28, 2011
Borussia Monchengladbach made easy work of Cologne in the Rhein Derby on Friday. So easy, in fact, that it needed to play rock-paper-scissors during the match to spice it up a bit.
With a 3-0 lead that they would hold from the 47th minute until the final whistle, Gladbach strikers Marco Reus and Mike Hanke decided to play schnick-schnack-schnuck (that's what the Germans call it) to see who would take a free kick from just outside the box.
Said Reus, almost apologetically: "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. "
So, like children arguing over, well, who gets to take a shot on goal, they battled it out. On the first throw, both went with paper. So, they went again. On the second throw, Reus went with rock and Hanke opted for scissors, thus losing his chance at a hat trick.
Meanwhile, every single person in the stadium not named Reus or Hanke patiently waited for the football match to resume.