Lee Mansell of the Bristol Rovers soccer team in England got into it with JJ O'Donnell or Gateshead during a match this week and decided to kiss instead of fight.
Mansell got a yellow card but he says it was worth it, telling BBC Radio Bristol:
"I did it to defuse the situation. It's the first time I've been booked for kissing someone. ... I got in the car to go home and saw Twitter had lit up and my missus said: ‘What the hell were you thinking?'
"But we had a laugh and a joke about it with the lads afterwards. It's another thing to add to the list of daft things I've done on the football pitch."
Twitter had fun with it:
Forget the mistletoe lads? @Official_BRFC's Lee Mansell goes in for a cheeky kiss with @GatesheadFC's JJ O'Donnell! https://t.co/J3zRnv5neJ— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) December 19, 2014
It was not daft and the two would make a cute couple.