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Blatter: 'Bravo, Miro Klose'

German national team forward Miroslav Klose's confession that he used his hand when scoring a goal for Lazio won praise from many quarters on Thursday.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter tweeted, "Bravo Miro Klose for your gesture last night! Just shows that you can be both a great and fair player at the same ..."

Klose scored with his hand in Wednesday's Serie A match at Napoli but after first celebrating with his teammates informed the referee of his deed and the goal was disallowed. Lazio went on to lose, 3-0.

Said Lazio coach Vladimir Petkovic, “Klose demonstrated that he is a true man." Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso said Klose's gesture should be honored. "It is an example for all children to follow," he said.

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