Lazio striker Miroslav Klose endeared himself to his Napoli opponents, and likely the rest of Italy, with his act of sportsmanship on Wednesday.

Barely three minutes into the Serie A clash, Klose touched a corner past Napoli keeper Morgan De Sanctis to give Lazio an early lead. Napoli players were furious, and justifiably so after replays showed what the referee missed: a clear handball from the German striker.

Klose initially celebrated before coming clean to the referee, who spared the forward a yellow card and shook his hand. Napoli were equally grateful and congratulating their opponent as warmly as the Lazio players were moments earlier.

Klose and Lazio’s reward? A crushing 3-0 defeat.

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    There is still Sportsmanship in Football!! Klose is the man for this!!
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