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Stuttgart Kickers score own goal on purpose against FC Nöttingen
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VIDEO: Stuttgarter Kickers score own goal on purpose after taking advantage of opposition putting the ball out for an injury

Sporting gesture in German fifth tier.

German fifth tier side Stuttgart Kickers scored an intentional own goal after taking advantage of FC Nöttingen putting the ball out of play for an injury.

Kickers manager Ramon Gehrmann instructed his players to put one in their own net after Cristian Gilés had put them two goals ahead in controversial circumstances.

It's not often you'll see a coach tell his team to score an own goal 🗣️⚽

Fair play at its finest from fifth-division Stuttgarter Kickers 👏 pic.twitter.com/yCVYRmaJpN

— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) October 26, 2020

Straight from the resulting kick-off, Lukas Kling received the ball and passed it back to his own goalkeeper, who stood aside and let it go in.

Nevertheless, Gilés got on the score sheet again a few minutes later, with the home team going on to claim a 4-1 win in the Oberliga match at the Gazi-Stadion auf der Waldau.