9
Feb

Mario Balotelli cries in rare moment of humility

Mario Balotelli was caught wiping away the tears and burying his head in his jacket after being subbed off during AC Milan’s loss to Napoli on Saturday. A few highlights lowlights of his performance in the video above help explain why he was so upset.

After the match, Milan coach Clarence Seedorf was asked about Balotelli’s tears, which according to Football Italia were not caused by racist chants.

“What can I say about Balotelli’s tears? They were the tears of a sportsman,” Seedorf said. “Mario is human. These are things that happen many times in football and sport in general. I’d say it was actually beautiful, but I’d prefer to talk about the game.”

Football is such a passionate sport. Whether it’s unbridled joy or rampant anguish, most players and coaches wear their hearts on their sleeves. Fans love to see this raw emotion; it makes us believe that they care just as much as we do.

It’s touching to know that even a guy who loves to flex his bare-chested muscles sheds a tear once in a while.

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30
Jan

Hernanes leaves Lazio training in tears ahead of rumored Inter move

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According to reports coming out of Italy, Lazio midfielder Hernanes will be on his way to Inter Milan before the end of Friday’s transfer deadline for a fee in the region of $15 million. And by the looks of it, Hernanes is crushed over the news.

While leaving from his final training session with Lazio, the Brazilian was overcome by tears as he was trying to pull out of the parking lot. A crowd of fans gathered around his car to say their good-byes, and Hernanes dutifully took several pictures before starting to break down. With a hand covering his face and tears swelling up, Hernanes even gave away his boots — his last ever as a Lazio player? — as he struggled to keep it together.

Transfer deadline day has given us some amazing moments — and, of course, classic car-window interviews — but rarely such a tearjerker! Watch the emotional video below:

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26
May

Neymar sheds tears at final game with Santos

Less than 24 hours after Neymar revealed he’ll be leaving Santos for Barcelona this summer, he suited up against Flamengo for his final match with the club.

It was obviously a tough decision for the Brazilian starlet to leave his home country and the club that he’s been playing with ever since he was inducted into their youth academy. His emotions got the best of him prior to the match, and he couldn’t hold back the tears.

The 21-year-old will be joining the Catalans after this summer’s Confederations Cup, and is set to sign the five-year contract on Monday.