Barcelona kids melt hearts by consoling crying losing team in youth game
Més que un club.
FC Barcelona's 'More than a club' motto may have more to do with being a symbol of the Catalan culture and identity, but in this instance, it could easily refer to the incredible sporting behaviour shown by their youngsters after a victory in Tokyo.
The club's 'Infantil B' side beat Omya in the final of the prestigious World Challenge Cup over the weekend, and as much as you'd expect child footballers to be totally consumed in their own celebrations, the young Barca stars showed impeccable manners and empathy.
The defeated team were understandably devastated at losing a final on their own turf, and being of such tender years, they struggled to hold back the tears once the game was over. But instead of gloating or ignoring their crushed foes, the Barca kids got busy consoling them.
In footage that will restore your faith in the beautiful game, a number of Blaugrana boys hugged and calmed their hysterical opposite numbers, and gave them vital words of encouragement when they needed it most. A few adults could learn a thing or two from their sporting actions...
Barcelona youngsters console opposition after defeating them in the final. Great seeing this type of sportsmanship. pic.twitter.com/64br21UdIz
— Rob Murphy (@roobmurph) August 29, 2016