Honesty and fair play
By Guardian Exclusive
12 September 2017 | 6:56 pm
A professional football player displayed honesty and true fair play spirit during a Division 2 German Bundlesliga game. The referee had awarded Felix Bastian's team a penalty kick after what looked like a bad tackle from an opponent in the 18-yard box.
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