Thursday 10 July 2014 12:56.
Seems The Saddest Man In Brazil Is Also The Most Sporting Bloke
The internet responded particularly spectacularly to the Brazil vs Germany match yesterday, and you will no doubt have seen the photo of a heart-broken Brazilian fan forlornly clutching a replica World Cup trophy during Brazil's humiliating 7-1 defeat.
Dubbed "the saddest man in Brazil", the image spread like wildfire - since then a lesser-known photograph has surfaced on Reddit that shows the same man - identified by the Independent as Clovis Acosta Fernandes - gifting the trophy to a German fan at the end of the match.
An avid football fan with an unconditional love for his national team has earned Clovis the nickname "Brazil's 12th player". The Independent reports that the trophy was handed over with the words "You deserve it, congratulations!"
A big thumbs up from us for this moving show of true sportsmanship and grace - this is precisely what international sporting events should be about!