Fair Play: Motevaselzadeh refuses to score because of injured keeper (Aboomoslem-Moghavemat)

We head to one of the Axis of Evil to flag up a rare piece of fair play from Persian striker Amin Motevaselzadeh.

Tuesday night in Iran saw bottom club Aboomoslem take on mid-table Moghavemat in a match which the hosts won 3-nil to claim just their four win in 26 games this season. And the match was made memorable by an amazing episode of fair play from visiting forward Motevaselzadeh, as the striker refused to take advantage of the grounded home keeper, instead opting to kick the ball out of play so that the medics could tend to the fallen custodian.

Home keeper Majid Gholami put his body on the line when he rushed out of his area and took a blow to the head to deny the visitors a goal scoring opportunity. The ball then fell into the path of Motevaselzadeh, but rather than strike the ball into the unguarded net the number 27 compassionately and deliberately kicked the ball into touch.

Amin Motevaselzadeh’s wonderfully unselfish act can be seen here.


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