Like hell there is! That’s all they do. Soccer players cry when they’re shoved, when they whine to the referee, when they don’t score a goal, when they do score a goal, when they get kicked in the shin, when they win, win they lose… You name it.
However, crying seems to be a universally accepted behavior among soccer players and their fans. Everybody’s doing it!
Do we cry this much in baseball? I know Lou Piniella kicked bases, but did he ever cry? I’m not saying anything is wrong with it, it’s just a bit much, is all.
In honor of the World Cup’s first weekend of play in 2014, we bring you the very best in crying in the very best of The Beautiful Game:
-Lee Callahan, Jack Seattle