- By KATIE KINDELAN via GMA Oct 24, 2019, 12:45 PM ET
The athlete, who was not identified, turned away from the action as her hijab came loose and her hair began to show.
As she knelt on the ground to readjust her hijab, five players from the opposing team, the Shabab Al Urdon Club — who were not wearing hijabs themselves — ran to form a tight circle around her, holding it for nearly 30 seconds, so she could adjust it privately
As soon as the player got up, the two teams went back to competing
The act of sportsmanship took place during the Final Women’s League match held in October of last year, according to Storyful, which shared the video last week.
The video has quickly gone viral, with people online pointing out that the display of sportsmanship crosses through both sports and religion. ABC News did not immediately hear back from the team.
“This is our mood today,” she wrote, in part. “When one of us needs us: We stop. We huddle up. We protect each other.”