Tuesday, 11 February 2014

#Football is about Fair Play and #Respect. Watch these Amazing #Footballers

Germany striker Miroslav Klose received a fair play award from the German FA after admitting a goal he had scored in the Italian league was a handball. After Klose's confession, the referee cancelled the goal as Lazio went on to lose the match 3-0 at Napoli.
The German was praised by his opponents on the pitch and later by the Italian media for his honesty.  "The referee asked me if the ball had hit my hand". "I admitted it had and, for me, that was the obvious thing to do.There are so many young people who sit in front of the television, that we should set a good example."
Klose also won a similar award when playing for Werder Bremen in a Bundesliga match against Bielefeld. After Bremen were awarded a penalty, Klose told the referee that the Bielefeld goalkeeper had the ball first before the striker fell in the area.  The referee reversed his penalty decision and also cancelled the yellow card shown to the goalkeeper.

Di Canio won the fair play award, for spurning the chance to score while Everton keeper, Paul Gerrard was lying injured with a dislocated knee. With the scores level at 1-1, Di Canio had a chance to win the match but instead caught the ball in the penalty area, allowing Gerrard to receive treatment.

Oliver Kahn received the UEFA Fair Play Award after he walked up to a disappointed Santiago Cañizares, the opposition goalkeeper (2001 Champions League Final against Valencia), after the penalty shoot-out and attempted to comfort him.

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