World Football

Fair Play Wins as Werder Bremen's Aaron Hunt Overrules Favourable Decision

Associated Press
BR-UK StaffAnalyst IIIMarch 8, 2014

For all the haters who think football is overrun with players taking dives and feigning serious injury to get a penalty, take heed. 

With a 2-0 advantage late in the second half, SV Werder Bremen of the German Bundesliga were awarded a penalty when Aaron Hunt took a tumble in the Nuremberg penalty area. Hunt, who only tripped on the turf, told the referee as much and the referee reversed his decision. 


The move wasn't the only instance of fair play, either. Earlier in the match, Nuremberg's Hiroshi Kiyotake had let the referee know that he had touched the ball last, therefore giving up a corner awarded to Nuremberg. 

It appears golf isn't the only gentleman's game.

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