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Father breaks down in tears after fans show up outside his window to cheer his son, a late soccer player

The street was filled with people as they sang and chanted Puerta's name, honoring the soccer player who died in 2007.

Father breaks down in tears after fans show up outside his window to cheer his son, a late soccer player
Cover Image Source: Twitter | @GoodNewsCorres1

The soccer match between Manchester United and Sevilla was an emotional moment for fans all around the world. It certainly was very emotional for late soccer player Antonio Puerta's father as thousands of fans turned up outside the late soccer player's home chanting his name. The moment was caught on video and posted on Twitter by @GoodNewsCorres1. The street can be seen filled with people as they are singing and chanting Puerta's name. The father looks over the crowd from the window of his house and is visibly overwhelmed with emotions. 

Image Source: Twitter/ @GoodNewsCorres1
Image Source: Twitter | @GoodNewsCorres1

 

He starts clapping as the crowd is singing and lifts his hand to show his support to the gathered fans. The caption of this viral video reads, "A beautiful display of solidarity: Ahead of this week's important Sevilla FC Europa League match, streets filled with fans singing to the father of Sevilla's soccer star son Antonio Puerta, who died in 2007 from a cardiac arrest. Humans are beautiful!"

Image Source: Twitter |
Image Source: Twitter | @GoodNewsCorres1

 

Antonio Puerta represented the Spanish soccer club Sevilla since he was eight years old. It was apparently his goal against Schalke in 2006 that led the club to their first-ever European final, according to Bleacher Report. Unfortunately, just two months after winning the Spanish Cup and three months after winning the UEFA Cup final against Espanyol, Puerta suffered multiple heart attacks in the match against Getafe at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on August 25, 2007. 



 

He died in the hospital just three days later at the age of 22. Jose Maria del Nido, the then-president of the club, told Reuters at the time, “From now on, Sevilla will be invincible because the spirit of Antonio Puerta will be with us always. Our opponents had better start denouncing us because from now on we will be playing with 12 players.”

Image Source: Antonio Puerta of Sevilla celebrates his goal during a Primera Liga match in 2006 - Getty Images/ Dennis Doyle
Image Source: Antonio Puerta of Sevilla celebrates his goal during a Primera Liga match in 2006 - Getty Images/ Dennis Doyle

 

On April 20 this year, Sevilla won against Manchester United with a score of 3-0, securing a place in the semi-finals. The players celebrated with the fans in the stands after the match, per  Football Espana. Lucas Ocampos, the winger for Sevilla, told Estadio Portivo, “It’s the most magical night I’ve experienced in my four years at Pizjuan. It’s a magical night for everyone, a sensation of impressive enjoyment and immense joy for everyone."

“It was an impressive feeling -when I scored and celebrated- one of the most beautiful moments. The entire stadium is in white. It was an almost goal. When they disallowed it, I didn’t care, I knew that the team was going to continue. It was an impressive dynamic, I knew that today we would eat them and so it was.”



 

 

Youssef En-Nesyri, the striker for the club, has been called the star of the game. He expressed his joy by saying, “I have never seen an atmosphere like this in my life. Only in the derby, but this is more than in the derby. We have to continue like this, together, if we continue like this we will achieve more victories and go far.” Erik Lamela, another Sevilla player, said after the win, “It was a great game. I’m very happy. It is crazy to play in this atmosphere that was experienced in the stands. What more could you want? As a football player, it’s the best.”

Image Source: Players of Sevilla FC celebrate victory after defeating Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Quarterfinal on April 20, 2023 - Getty Images/Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno
Image Source: Players of Sevilla FC celebrate victory after defeating Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Quarterfinal on April 20, 2023 - Getty Images/Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno

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