Fight at Japanese volleyball game quelled with a kiss

  • 29/03/2017

Two of the top volleyball players in Japan decided to literally kiss and make up after a shoving match erupted between the pair at an All Star game.

Chaser Yu Yamamoto and Takuya Takamatsu started pushing each another when the former's team won a point, with Yamamoto poking his head under the net and raising his fist in triumph.

Takamatsu understandably took offence at the gesture - and started the shoving match, which lasted for about 15 seconds - before Takamatsu leaned in for a peck on the lips.

The crowd reacted to the moment with a mixture of laughter and applause, and the two went back to their respective sides of the court with smiles on their faces.

A local media outlet reportedly called "one of the best acts of sportsmanship ever".

Though hugely convincing, it's thought that the series of events that ensued was actually a skit that had been planned out before the All Star game to entertain the fans.

One give away was the smiling faces of teammates as they watched on, while Takamatsu revealed after the game that he sees Yamamoto as "a little brother".