Believe it or not, sportsmanship does exist (Video)

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Amin Motevaselzadeh wins fairplay award of IPL 2009/2010.

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  • Dp


    • hafhklf

      Second….Why did everyone ignore the offensive player with the possbile broken knee cap?

    • anon

      LoL… you were the first after the first first

    • mihaisuzuki


    • hollowbody57

      Too bad the goalie probably just took a dive. Didn't see any real nasty contact, and his rolling around fits the "oh my god I'm hurt, please stop the game" playbook perfectly.

  • Work is Daily


  • Work is Daily

    Fuck that.

  • Mathias

    True football fairplay. Doesn't happen too often in professional football, but so awesome when it does!

    • American Football

      This game is called soccer…

      • Da Sandman

        no… it's not…

      • Dr_StrangePants

        shut up, gringo

      • Joe

        No, it is not. We invented it, we get to name it.

        • Brutal Deluxe

          You also came up with the term Soccer. Eat it, you limey fucker.

          • P90

            Thinking 'Limey' is an insult proves what a dipshit you are.

            • ShakeyTheMoyle

              I've always wondered why the 'Limey' word. What's it mean?

              • DanAbnormal

                It is because the English sailors used to eat limes so they would not suffer from scurvy.

                • fred

                  can't tell if trolling or stating historical fact.

                  • Joe

                    its a historical fact one of hte vitamins contained in lime i forget which one. also "American football" you're such a dick this isnt /b/

                    • Adam

                      Really? You couldn't remember vitamin C? Someone did not take flintstones vitamins as a child…

            • Brutal Deluxe

              Is he not British, then, if he's claiming his countrymen invented soccer? Would "Limey" not then be accurate? If I'd said "British fucker," would you have assumed British to be an insult?

              More to the point, though, am I hitting close to home by pointing out what a bunch of dipshits you are when you get angry when the term "soccer" is used? It's your own fucking word, invented by you to describe the game in question!

              Also, somewhat tangentially, I enjoy both sports, and also plowing your mom because I love fucking fatties.

              • P90

                The way you used the the word was as an insult and by swapping it with 'British' you would have had the same intention, unless you are a complete mug, you know this.
                What we get angry with is the typical arrogant American responce that because football it's not that big in the US it therefore must be crap or gay completely ignoring the fact that it's the most followed and played team sport on the entire planet.

      • Scotsman

        *shakes head* *sigh*

      • AnyoneForCoffee

        And it happens all the time! The crowd will often start boo-ing if play continues while a player is down injured.

      • Shak

        Football, as in playing a ball with your feet.
        Same goes for Handball. Play a ball with your hand.
        Basketball, involves balls and baskets.

        American football on the othe hand, use a ball that doesn't look like a ball and is very rarely played with the feet.

        • tsulo21

          Actually American football started off similar to soccer with the kicking and passing of a round ball, except that hitting and tackling was allowed. So basically it was like soccer but not for pussies.

          • ChairmanMeowz

            so you're talking about rugby.

            • jella

              and you play rugby without the extra padding too

        • I have Dig Bicks

          i call it, american football is actually american rugby. thats what is should be called all over the world. its similar to rugby and mostly played in just the US..hence the name… you all you guys can stop fighting over the name like shitheads and move on with your life

          • I have Dig Bicks

            *i call it american rugby

      • skeptic

        no, it's not. In every country, the game that you play with your feet it's called football. The game you mean (handball) is called football only in this strange country. If you go elsewhere and say "football" no one is going to think "handball". Or better "handegg"

        • Batex

          its not called soccer, europeans call it soccer, english invented football, its called football – then you have gaelic football, australian rules football, american football and rugby – get it right – football is being played in this video!

      • JKP

        Be honest… If you compare American football and football then you have to see that football is played with foots much more, than American football… Thats why FOOTBALL is FOOTBALL!

  • Wiiliam rodriguez

    Nice…any other douche in any other league would have taken the shot.

    • I_Hate_Paula

      people don't fake injuries in any other league "because it is apart of the strategy"

      • that_guy

        true faking an injury is part of it…but that right there didnt look fake

    • eman


      • Schott

        what does the national football team have to do with iran as a whole? I can Judge Iran to be crazy and wanting to start some shit without saying anything bad about the Football team being bad.

  • stun

    so wait did he kick the ball out of bounds just so the guy could get some help? that's pretty kick ass if so.

    • gallagherian


    • josh

      It is awesome that he kicked the ball out of bounds so the guy could get help but how f*cked up is it that he needed to kick a ball out of bounds for him to get help? Why don't they just stop the play and get the poor guy some medical attention….that is just stupid

      • Da Sandman

        normally if the guy stays down, the referee stops the game to let the medical team do their work. Sadly, most teams would be pissed the fuck off if the ref did that in a situation like this, where the yellow team had a chance to score. Luckily this player has a great sence of fair play.

        • passwordistaco

          They never stop play until the injured players team gains possession. Refs won't stop a scoring opportunity.

          • Paul from the gump

            The term is "advantage"

      • Poo

        As if this needs another reply but they only stop play for a head injury. The rest of the time it's just a broken arse or a bruised t-shirt or something so no point.

    • Chris

      lol I like how this is second highest ranked

    • TheAutomaticMan

      that is exactly what happened, and the guy that did it is a fucking boss

    • Steve

      Glad to see you are with us Stun

  • TwistedTool

    Epic kindness is epic.

  • Cal1

    Knowing footy the keeper knew he couldn’t get back in time and played foul, there all pussies check the link

  • Anonymous

    Wtf is that. He should have stopped play by scoring a goal.

  • Wild Frank

    What an awesome dude

    • Ay Ay Caramba

      True… although, while he was eager to help the goalkeeper, he somehow neglected the fact that his own teammate was down and writhing in pain as well.

  • etcrr

    very cool

  • Unfkngblvbl

    I've never seen a dude fucking spin like that…….must've hurt bad.

  • TheAutomaticMan

    This is awesome, i wish people that i have played sports with/against were like that. But i suppose that's 'Merica for ya.

    • The J

      Seems to just be you. You might learn to get along with others better, give you more of the results you seek.

      • TheAutomaticMan

        i see, so because i played with a bunch of douche bags, i'm automatically the cause of said problem. Noooow i understand how the world works, thank you

    • BruthaV

      Yeah, it happens here in America too, dumb ass:

  • Lisa

    Definitely awesome, and rare to see. But I felt kind of bad for the other yellow player who was writhing around in the goal box while everyone clustered around the goalie. Did nobody notice him or was he doing the typical soccer "OMG I'M SO HURT" thing?

    • Nicnac

      also, the yellow player was injured in the leg. The goalie was probably booted in the head. Head injury takes priority.

    • Si1entStatic

      I think because the yellow player was writhing and the goalie was motionless, the goalie took priority and yes there was a trainer running for the yellow player.

      (as long as the goalie recovered) Kudos to the goalie for attacking the ball.

    • Active_hunter

      I have the same question. …

    • mammalsauce

      There was 1 guy with a bag running out to see the other guy right before the replay starts.

  • bart


    • Swaff


  • Nerf Herder

    No one ran over to the forward that took the goalie out. Forever alone?

    • Nerf Herder

      No one from the forward's own team…

    • 6655321

      Head injury or leg injury. Which one is more important?

      • Nicce

        Leg of cause – can't kick a ball with a broken leg…

  • Anonymous

    America kicks ass because we don’t stop and make sure you’re ok after we knock you the fuck out. Sorry I don’t apologize for beating your ass. Get a set man up.

  • lorycowery

    So refreshing to see a professional player take responsibility and do the right thing especially in a sport where, more often than not, they are expected by coaches and the higher-ups to dismiss these situations and play on for the "advantage of the situation."

    • SARmedic

      I totally agree with you, and some soccer players are the worst offenders. My hat's off to that guy.

  • look

    helping an opponent is priceless, but ignoring your hurt teamate in the same collision is stupid.

    • Jake too

      No offense but The goalie took a knee to the face, his teammate hurt his knee… i think his teammate will be fine.

      • look

        understood, but he didnt even make an effort to look after his teammate. He could have broken something at least. Thats all i was saying.

  • Albus Quindecim

    first class move. Wish more people were like that.

  • ezjio

    That is completely normal in football

    • P90

      Exactly, this happens all the time.

    • AnyoneForCoffee

      Thank you. What league of total ****s do the posters above watch?

      In the UK, in fact all over Europe, this is expected behaviour.

      • bobbob

        I wonder if the above posters would also be shocked to see that the red team most likely gave the ball back to the yellow team after the ensuing throw in??

  • bringthedoo

    Hmmm Pretty boss I agree but *technically* his own guy was down as well and offsides (one defender behind him minding the net) Technically if he scored it would get called offside anyway.

    • Da Sandman

      epic trying to look smart attempt fail

    • wkdfrog

      you sir do not know what you are talking about

    • the_junglist

      I don't think you understand "offsides."

    • @CAWT

      No it wouldn't, because the downed player is not "active".

    • DaddyD

      Wrong. Learn the rules. The yellow player who was down was not involved in the play so he is not offside.

    • Buzz Killington

      wrong as hell. shut up doo.

  • @rikooprate

    All's fairl in Love, War and Futbol. haha

    • ???

      alla fair?

  • @rikooprate

    All's fair in Love, War and Futbol. haha

  • Spirit

    I'm glad that our(Iranians) sport is known for fairness!
    tnx Chive!

    • Dcolbert

      Futbol is not IRANIANS sport. My understanding is it is kind of the WORLD'S sport. But we're glad you're there, involved, and displaying awesome sportsmanship… I


      The World

      (I think the word you were looking for is "our TEAM"… but I don't speak a lick of Iranian, so trust me, I'm not judging.)

      • Spirit

        It's just one of Iran's premier league teams not our team!! I meant being fair is prevalent in Iranians all kind of sports!

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