Considering all the bad media soccer gets (overpaid prima donnas etc etc) it's only fitting that a gesture like this gets attention.
A few weeks back Leicester were playing Nottingham Forest in the English League Cup. Forrest were a goal up at half time but during the interval Clive Clark, Leicester player, collapsed and had a heart attack. The match was subsequently abandoned, with Forrest's consent.
The reply was the other night, and to say thank you for the gesture Leicester allowed Forrest to score from the kick off, to restore their lead.
On a slightly controversial note, the offer was not made public, and so many fans were a bit peeved that they'd lost money on their First Goalscorer bet...