During a recent game between Saudi soccer teams Al Nahdha and Al Ittihad, there was a surprising act of sportsmanship…
Before Al Nahdha’s goalkeeper could clear the ball, he noticed his shoe was untied, and as he contemplated his options (it’s quite difficult to tie laces with those large gloves), a member of the opposing team ran over and tied the shoelaces for him.
Unfortunately, because the ball was picked up, he was whistled for delay of game (keepers can only hold it for six seconds), and the opposing team was given an indirect free kick from the spot of the foul.
And with the game tied, Al Ittihad huddled together and purposefully kicked the ball wide.
And if you don’t think that’s wonderful, you have no soul.
Thanks to Reddit for bringing this to our attention.