ODM DAILY 29 August 2022 – THE 2019 FIFA FAIRPLAY AWARD:CONSIDER OTHERS-1
TOPIC: THE 2019 FIFA FAIRPLAY AWARD:CONSIDER OTHERS-1
In April 2019, an unusual event happened in the world of football. Leeds United and their 64-year-old very experienced manager, Marcelo Bielsa, were chasing an automatic qualification to the English Premier League (EPL). The Leeds United squad faced Aston Villa at Elland Road. Mateusz Klich, a Polish midfielder, put Leeds United in front when he scored the first goal of the match.
This led to a free-for-all fight among the players! But this is the shocker: Before the game resumed, Bielsa ordered his players to allow Aston Villa to equalize. Albert Danquah Adomah was then allowed to run through and level the game.
At the end of the day, the game ended 1-1. That result paved the way for Sheffield United, who were Leeds rivals, to gain automatic spot in the EPL. The action of Marcelo Bielsa and the entire team didn’t go unnoticed.
FIFA saw and noted what they did. When it was time to give awards, Leeds United and their manager won the 2019 FIFA Fairplay Award. In giving them that award, the following statement was posted on FIFA website: “Some residents of planet football consider winning the ultimate, the only purpose of playing the sport.
For others though, there are values which need to be held even higher than those which bring victory. In April 2019, Marcelo Bielsa and the Leeds United squad were chasing automatic promotion to the English Premier League. They faced Aston Villa, and went 1-0 up. However, Bielsa ordered his side to allow the opposition to equalize. The game finished 1-1, ultimately allowing their promotion rivals, Sheffield United, to guarantee their automatic spot in the Premier League.
What was at stake makes Bielsa’s act of sportsmanship all the more remarkable.” Wow! As we continue tomorrow, the Holy Ghost is reminding you of today’s scripture: “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others” (Philippians 2:4). It is simply saying, consider others in all you do… (Continued tomorrow…)
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PRAYER POINTS: Take your best song of worship.
1. In your own words, pray about today’s word as led now.
2. Ask for EXTRA GRACE to do the UNTHINKABLE, PUTTING OTHERS FIRST!
3. Lord, as I put others first, do the INCREDIBLE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE in my life, family and ministry. ANNOUNCE MY DESTINY!
4. Oh Lord, You are a rewarder! Forgive my shortcomings and reward my past acts of kindness.
5. Pray about today seriously now! Loose UNCOMMON HELPERS this week!
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