Crying Footballers: A Celebration

Suarez joins Beckham, Terry and Gascoigne in the teary hall of fame

Yes, they had (probably) just thrown away the title, but even still the sight of Liverpool's Luis Suarez breaking down in a flood of tears took some observers by surprise at the weekend.

It really shouldn't have.

Shock football defeats are, as all men know, the only time other than the birth of a child (your own, that is) or a kick in the testicles when it is OK to openly weep.

Suarez was merely joining a long line of players who’ve been similarly overcome on the pitch, some of which we've sadistically rounded up here. Unsurprisingly, John Terry features more than once.

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