One of soccer’s time honored traditions is for opponents to exchange jerseys following the end of a hard fought match. It’s a sign of goodwill and sportsmanship when two players trade their sweat soaked shirts after spending 90 minutes battling each other on the pitch.
But what happens when one player wants to swap jerseys and the other one doesn’t? Awkward hilarity happens, that’s what.
During halftime of a match between Palmeiras and Vasco da Gama of Brasileirão, Brazil’s top tier soccer league, Vasco’s Éder Luís attempted to exchange shirts with Palmeiras’ Márcio Araújo. Luís offered up his jersey to Aruaujo, which he gladly accepted, but for whatever reason did not return the favor. The Vasco striker pleaded with Araujo to give him the jersey off his back, but the Palmeiras midfielder was having none of that. Araújo did offer Luís a handshake after taking his jersey, but the Vasco forward refused. Apparently in his eyes a jersey for a handshake is not a fair trade.