Bad Sportsmanship Or Fair Play? Three Football Incidents To Make You Ponder

08/12/2015 1:46 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

Some people are hating it, but French football player Herman Koré gets the tick of approval from us, or perhaps that should be the kick of approval, for an outrageous goal scored for French lower league side Concarneau this weekend.

In a match between Concarneau and Voltigeurs de Chateaubriant, Koré broke away from the defence in the dying seconds, stopped to a crawl on the goal line, bent down and calmly headed the ball over the line. Because he could.

There's no official term for this move of which HuffPost Australia is aware, but we can confirm it's a common move in schoolyards across Australia. We can also report that no less a football figure than British legend George Best dreamed of pulling the move off. True story, according to these guys.

In an unseemly aftermath, things got a little pushy shovey between the Voltigeurs de Chateaubriant players and their Concarneau counterparts. Too bad, say we. Voltigeurs de Chateaubriant may have lost the match 2-0, buy they win hands down the cool sports team name of the century award, so maybe they should count their blessings.

The issue of O.T.T. score celebrations has been bubbling over recently in America too. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been funking it up on a regular basis after scoring. If you can wade through the intro in the video below, his moves are about halfway through. It's cheeky, but we would've thought he falls within the bounds of good sportsmanship too. Not everybody sees it that way.

But if you want something that happened in sport in the last couple of days which absolutely, no question, crosses the line, watch this.

See how the penalty-taker slips right where he makes contact with the ball? That's because FC Augsburg keeper Marwin Hitz scuffed the ground with his studs right under the nose of the referee, deliberately turning the turf treacherous.

This happened in the German Bundesliga and frankly, you'd think the nation which holds the FIFA World Cup would uphold the fine standards of that organisation.

Oh, wait.

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