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Euro 2016: Distraught French football fan consoled by young Portugal supporter

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By Emma Beswick
Euro 2016: Distraught French football fan consoled by young Portugal supporter

<p>After France’s defeat at the hands of Portugal in the final of <span class="caps">UEFA</span> Euro 2016, many French supporters were left disgruntled at the loss, having come so close to victory.</p> <p>It all became too much for one French supporter in the Paris fan zone, who broke down in tears at his team’s defeat.</p> <p>In one of the best shows of good sportsmanship during the tournament, both on and off the field, a young Portugal fan consoled his distraught, French counterpart, hugging him and giving an encouraging pat on the shoulder.</p> <p>The display of kindness is a far cry from the violent scenes often seen throughout the competition and sheds light on a more positive side of football.</p>