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)