Fair Play still alive! Footballer asks ref to disallow his Hand of God goal | inside World Soccer

St Pauli striker Marius Ebbers proved on Tuesday evening that not all footballers are willing to cheat their way to success.

St Pauli striker Marius Ebbers uses his hand to score a goal against Union Berlin
St Pauli striker Marius Ebbers uses his hand to score a goal against Union Berlin

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In a tight 2. Bundesliga game against Union Berlin, Ebbers appeared to have put his club head his side into a crucial 2-1 lead in the 80th minute.

Only Ebbers hadn't headed the ball in the net - instead the 34-year-old screwed up his effort, only to see the ball ricochet into the goalmouth via his left hand.

The referee and linesman failed to spot the infraction, but Ebbers' conscience would not allow him to get away with the illegal goal.

And without any discussion or hesitation he came clean to the officials about the infringement, resulting in the goal being called back and the scoreline remaining 1-1.

Proving good things happen to good people, St Pauli eventually scored the winner in the second minute of injury time.

"The referee asked me if I had scored with my hand and I told him that I used both my head and my hand," Ebbers told Morgenpost.

"It was an honest error. The angel on my shoulder prevailed."



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