One Team Had No Cleats. Their Opponent Fixed That

Israeli women's team surprises Kenyan team with a gift
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2019 10:53 AM CDT

(Newser) – Lacrosse isn't a well-known sport in Kenya, notes Nairobi News, which might help explain how a Kenyan women's team showed up at a world tournament in Canada without the proper footwear—they had no cleats. Israel defeated the team soundly in their first match in the Women's Lacrosse World Championships, 13-4, but the Israeli players took note of their opponents' gear, or lack thereof. The next day, Israel surprised the Kenyan team with brand-new cleats, per Africa.CGTN. See video here. It's the "gift of giving," declared an ESPN tweet about the gesture of sportsmanship. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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