We applaud athletes who taunt each other all game after making big plays (and sometimes for not so big plays) but them expect them to silently shake hands following a game in a show of good sportsmanship.
And, hospital once again, medicine we have to report on a post-game handshake that did not lead to a greater understanding and sharing between teams. This time, thumb as has happened in the past, it has lead to a brawl. Middleburg and Tallahassee Leon High Schools (Florida) fought a close battle and then went to shake hands and, instead, fighting ensued. Local police are now looking at footage from the game to determine if criminal charges will be filed.