A wild handshake line hockey brawl involved a fight that neither player could lose.
After the Bangkok U-18 Championship match Invitational between Thailand and Hong Kong – which Thailand won 3-0 – the two teams were shaking hands when a brawl suddenly broke out.
Punches were thrown and hockey sticks were used while brawling on the ice, but one particular player decided he was going to take the fight away from the group – against an unseen opponent.
The player wearing jersey number 24 saw his teammates were having trouble and immediately threw away his gear and began whaling the imaginary opponent in the air.
At one point, 24 even decided to take a hockey stand as a prop to truly show his loyalty to his team, giving a giant swing to take him down and hopefully end his fight.
Twitter pulled no punches when it came to their reactions to the fight, the unseen participant and even the fact that hockey is in Hong Kong.
“I lived in Hong Kong and was shocked to learn that they have youth ice hockey? said the user had never seen or heard it mentioned once. “#24 Spiritual Animal Still”
Another person on Twitter tried to come up with a reason why 24 gave it all as if it was the final round of a heavyweight fight against an unseen opponent.
“Nobody wanted to fight him, so he took matters into his own hands. They said he was fighting someone in his mind.
Another Twitter user decided to offer his analysis of Skills 24.
I can’t tell if 24 wins or loses, but I appreciate his effort level and oftentimes inclusion of an underused jump bun and jump kick (maybe?). I also think he let his opponent swing back based on his swing trajectory change, which is a rookie mistake,” the person said on Twitter.