When playing panna, respect is key, as in every sport and showing a good attitude towards each and every player one faces regardless of their level of play is very important. As most people know and have heard, respect is earned and never a given. Watching the way you treat others will in turn earn you respect.
Respectful play is shown in the game of panna i.e. shaking hands with your opponent before and after each match, an unwritten rule but abided by most panna players would be to offer the ball back to your opponent if you feel that you might have unfairly kicked or pushed them. This type of fair play in a match is a great sign and test of character and is praised by most in the street and panna scene and ultimately gains respect.
Humiliating skills like pulling down the opponent’s shorts/trousers, flicking their hat off during the match, gloating at your opponent if you give a panna, not listening to the referee’s decisions are unacceptable.
Being on the receiving end of a panna can be humiliating so good sportsmanship is to receive it well and to not gloat when you give one. This is a true test of character.