The finest act of sportsmanship you'll see today

The finest act of sportsmanship you'll see today

So last week Al Nahdha and Al Ittihad were playing in the Saudi first division. Not something that generally attracts global attention but a little incident midway though is going viral, and deservedly so.

At some point in the game the Al-Nahda 'keeper ( Taisir al-Antaif, we are told) was lining up for a kick out but hesitated because his boot was untied.

So one of the opposing forwards steps forward and … ties his laces for him.

Whereupon the ref (boo! hiss!) blows up for a free against the Al-Nahda netminder, claiming 'timewasting'.

Watch what happens next, it's rather nice.

Ashley Young, are you watching?

(The game ended a 4-4 draw)

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