The captain of Galatasaray’s Under-14 team has earned applause with an uncommon demonstration of sportsmanship as he purposely missed a punishment following what he accepted was a wrong call by the official.
Beknaz Almazbekov, Galatasaray’s 13-year-old, spilled inside from the left and tumbled down under pressure from an Istanbulspor defender in the crate.
The official gave a penalty, yet Almazbekov oppose this idea.
With his group officially winning 1-0, he dismissed the chance to double their lead and purposefully kicked the ball out of play. The match occurred on March 24.
Almazbekov’s side proceeded to beat Istanbulspor 3-0.