Things had been getting heated. An muttered insult. A crude epithet. Words soon flew back and forth between the two teams. None of them pleasant.
Still, the punch took everyone by surprise. They had been fighting for the ball, and suddenly, they were simply fighting. Everyone thinks they know how to fight, but few actually do. These sorry excuses for combatants clearly didn't have a clue. Though the haymakers flew fast and hard, it did nothing to hide how pathetic and stupid these two grown men were.
And yet, it had seemed like such a good idea at the time.
More soccer, although I suppose this story could work for any ball-based sport. Maybe they're actually basketball players? Or handball players? Anything's possible with imagination!