Weeping Brazil Fan Proves That Losing Well Can Also Make You A Champion

As Germany scored goal after goal (after goal after goal) against Brazil during the World Cup semi-finals Tuesday, a photo of a weeping Brazilian fan — clad in yellow and green and woefully clutching a replica of the World Cup trophy to his chest — went viral.

But in the hours following the World Cup host nation’s 7-1 defeat, another photograph of the Brazilian fan made the rounds on the Internet. It’s a wonderful photograph that exemplifies true sportsmanship and grace.