Vincent Kompany Consoles Liverpool Players After Carling Cup Defeat

Further evidence the Belgian is a class act

A welcome reminder at the weekend that not all footballer are wrong 'uns in the form of Manchester City captain Vincent Company, one of the beautiful game's classier representatives.

In the seconds after his team won a penalty shoot out against Liverpool in the Carling Cup final, the defender curbed his celebrations to turn and console his opponents, as his teammates ran off in delight. 

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It's a shame such acts of sportsmanship stand out in the game, but there you go.

Kompany, the head of an extremely expensively assembled squad of international millionaires, also spoke before the match about some of the club's legends, acknowledging life at City before the oil money came rolling in from the Middle East 

"When I came here, I wanted to learn about our history," he said.

"People like Paul Dickov and the Goat (Shaun Goater) are an important part of our history. They will never be forgotten.

"You go back a few more years and you get to Mike Summerbee, Tony Book and Colin Bell.

"Our success doesn't put those guys in the shadows. If anything it gives them an even more prominent place."

That right there? That's a captain.