A young Porteugese fan consoles French fan following EURO 2016 final.
Following Portugal’s historic win over France, in the EURO 2016 final, hundreds of Manitobans poured onto Sargent and Corydon Avenues. An outpouring of cultural pride was on display as those of Portuguese heritage celebrated the win of its national “futbol” team.
For every winner, there is a loser. In this now viral video, a young Portuguese fan offered a shoulder and a hug to an obviously distraught French fan.
Losing is never fun. Losing with dignity is an imperative skill; winning with such an attribute may be even more of a gift.
Well done young man. Your parents should be proud.