17 November, 2013 in Article, Funny Gifs, Images | Comment

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Game between Al Nahdha and Al Ittihad on Thursday reaffirms the notion of sportsmanship.

Al Nahdha’s goalkeeper Taisir Al Antaif was about to make a clearance early in the second half with the scores still at 2-2 – but noticed that his shoelace had come undone, and was clearly nervous about his boot coming off as he kicked.

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The opposing striker bearing down on him, a Brazilian by the name of Jobson, noticed what was going on – but instead of trying to take advantage, he ran up to his opponent and tied his shoelace for him.

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The referee, however, penalised the keeper for taking too long with his clearance.

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He awarded an indirect free kick inside the area, and the home side lined up, clearly fearing the worst as Al Ittihad’s strike force discussed their attacking options.

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But in one of the most subtle and greatest insults given to a match official, Al Ittihad did the decent thing and merely passed the ball safely off the pitch. Even the supporters cheered at the gesture.