London, Sept 21 (ANI): Iranian football star Andranik Teymourian showed his softer side by rescuing a butterfly from the pitch and then scored the winner for his team, in an exciting gift for his deeds.
According to Metro.co.uk, Teymourian, who enjoyed spells in the Premier League with Bolton and Fulham, is now playing for Esteghlal in his native Iran.
It was during their match this week against Buriram United in the Asian Champions League that he helped out a butterfly who was in danger of being stomped to death, the report said.
The 30-year-old is widely known as a crunching midfielder who can get stuck in, but he stopped the play to escort the insect to the safety of the side of the pitch, the report added.
The story doesn't stop there, because it seems that one good deed is always rewarded with another, after the footballing gods shined on Teymourian and he scored a stunner from 35 yards to put his side through to the semi-finals of the tournament, the report further said. (ANI)