Here’s the situation:
You’re playing top league soccer somewhere in the world. Let’s just got with … uh … the Norwegian Tippeligaen.
Let’s say you’re doing that sportsmanlike thing of returning the ball after it’s been sent out due to injury. Everyone applauds each other perfunctorily and you get on with it.
Unless! The ball bounces accidentally into goal. What do you do?
We see here how players from Brann and Lillestrom in the Tippeligaen handled the situation.
Two points before watching the video: 1) You know what’s about to happen, but its strangely transfixing. I couldn’t look away.
2) Good thing, too, because there’s a surprising amount of dissension on one side about how to handle things. In the end, sportsmanship wins … but why did they feel the need to make a show of it in the end?
Overall, Fair Play wins, but it’s a bizarre scene worth watching: