Breel Embolo has shown us that not every football player is totally bereft of morals, with act of fair play during Basel’s 3-2 loss against Grasshoppers restoring faith in football that has been waning recently.
Basel were losing late on, when a shot cannoned off the Swiss forward and went out for what should have been a goal kick. Much to the annoyance of Grasshoppers’ fans and players however, the referee awarded a corner however, with Basel given the chance to put more pressure on their rivals.
Embolo spoke to the referee though, informing him of his mistake. The decision was reversed, and Grasshoppers were given the goal kick.
He was thanked by the referee as well as the opposition, with one player even giving him a kiss for the act.
Check out the incident below:
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There’s not enough of this in football nowadays, with the Arsenal target (via the Express) clearly a rare breed. We see far too much diving, simulation, and players attempting to get each other sent off, all acts that give football a bad name.
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It would be a welcome sight to see a player of Embolo’s quality and nature in the Premier League, so hopefully he makes the move to England at some point in his career.