10 BEAUTIFUL Moments of RESPECT in SPORT
Being a professional sportsman can be a very cut throat competitive career, a lot of sportsman will show no respect or mercy towards other people in their respective sports but sometimes cameras will capture some sincere astonishing moments of respect, today we’re counting 10 Beautiful moments of respect in sports.
This first video is very emotional and will definitely make your day, Derek redmond is a retired Olympic athlete who once held the record for the 400m sprint, in 1994 derek was competing, he got off to a good start but with 175 metres left to go till the finish line he hears a pop in his hamstring and the pain was unbearable but he still carries on but you can see he is in serious pain, it looks like he won't be able to finish the race, but when his father sees this he instantly runs onto the track to help his son not stopping for anybody who tried to say otherwise, he catches up to his son and help him walk the rest of the way as his son cries into his shoulder a truly beautiful moment in sport history
These two olympic athletes are competing in sambo which is translated to self defence without weapons, papou the athlete in blue wins the brutal match and the two athletes are both beyond exhausted, the athlete in red who lost his distraught and fatigued to the point where he is unable to stand up, in a moment of complete respect papou picks up his opponent and carries him to where he needs to go, even as tired as he is he musters up the strength to help
This next video is definitely going to warm your heart during a charity rugby match in australia a 4 year old boy runs onto the pitch which is something little kids do, obviously unaware that this is not allowed, but instead of getting the kids off the pitch immediately, the players make it the best day of the young boy’s life, they give him the ball and let him score a try, running past the opposing team as they pretend to tackle the boy as he passes.
Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the best footballer in the world but he is also seen as arrogant selfish and disrespectful, but he proves those claims wrong time and time again, one of his most respectful acts was when he helped his injured opponent off the pitch, even when his national team portugal was losing to uruguay he helped there star player off the pitch when he is struggling to walk
Leonard fournette is an american football player who plays for the jaguars, this video personally made my day, after the game finishes leonard approaches a disabled young man who is a huge jaguars fan, in a moment of respect and kindness leonard takes off his cleats, signs them and gives them to the boy, who is in complete awe, his face says it all, this is probably the happiest day of his life.
Cristian pulisic is a footballer who plays for dortmund in germany, he is currently one of dortmund's best players, and in this post match interview a young fan comes onto the pitch to meet pulisic but because this is a pitch invasion he is quickly dragged away but heartwarming moment pulisic runs over to the security and tells them to let the boy go so he can meet the player properly which proves professional athletes are human too.
Bradley lowery was a young sunderland football club fan who very sadly died from a rare cancer, but before he died fans and players around the country made sure he had the best time he possibly could have and here is one of those moments, after a match the sunderland team organised a penalty shootout for young bradley giving him the opportunity of a lifetime and of course the goalkeeper lets him score to ultimately make bradleys day
In a quarterfinal tennis match between the bulgarian dimitrov and english edmund, the Englishman edmund mis steps and injures his foot, worried about his opponent the bulgarian dimitrov doesn’t even think twice before jumping over the tennis net and helping his opponent off the ground and over to the medical team
This next beautiful moment of respect actually comes from a baseball fan in the front row, the ball girl gives an out of play ball to the fan in the front row which is something baseball fans dream of, but in a moment of pure hearted kindness the fan gives the ball to a young infant boy who would appreciate it a lot more
This next video shows juan mata the manchester united forward taking time out of his day to take a picture on the side of the pitch with this disabled young child, the child looks beyond excited which is honestly amazing to see