Following Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany at Belo Horizonte last Wednesday, it would have been easy to lambaste the players for their dreadful effort and performance.
However, one little girl showed maturity beyond her years by sending a letter of support to captain on the night David Luiz:
Translation, via ESPNFC:
“Hi David Luiz, My name is Analuz. I saw all of the Brazil games in the World Cup and I liked it a lot watching you play. I think that you don’t need to be sad because you played well and did the best you could. You were a great captain. Life is like this, sometimes people lose and sometimes people win but people only need to be happy.
David Luiz, you are my champion.
Analuz Penna Reale”
David Luiz had a response for the girl:
“Many thanks Princess Ana Luz, loved your letter! And I thank all Brazilians for all the support! I’ll never give up my dreams, and I will always strive to give back all that love I receive!
God bless you all!”
The Brazilian players are unlikely to get over their embarrassing defeat for a while, but forgiveness will help.
Image provided by Reuters.