Borussia Dortmund’s nightmare season continued with a 1-0 loss to Hertha Berlin on Saturday, but that didn’t stop them from displaying an admirable bit of sportsmanship during the match.
With the score still 0-0 in the 27th minute, Hertha midfielder Per Ciljan Skjelbred went down with his boot partially off his foot. Seeing this, the Dortmund players slowed things down and passed the ball around, even just standing on it at one point as Skjelbred adjusted his footwear.
Once the Norwegian international was ready to continue, he gave his opponents a thumbs up and play resumed at full speed. Just 13 minutes later, Hertha’s Julian Schieber scored the only goal of the match.