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Heartwarming moments of sportsmanship

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 38: West Ham's Paolo Di Canio picks the ball up during play so that Everton's keeper Paul Gerrard can get treatment

Di Canio's moment of greatness (2000)

West Ham forward Paulo Di Canio’s gesture during a crucial fixture against Everton in Liverpool, England, will be remembered as one of the highlights of the Italian's career.

When Everton goalkeeper Paul Gerrard went down injured inside the box, West Ham decided to continue playing. Di Canio could have scored a goal but he chose to hold the ball and bring the game to a halt so Gerrard could get medical attention. Goodison Park rose to its feet to appreciate this gesture.

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