This image is the definition of what friendly soccer match should be:
Now I in no way advocate what this very young man did. Fans should not go onto the pitch. But the way that Neymar and the Brazilian team handled the situation was very classy. And this picture shows the impact that we all hope sports is truly about.
Soccer, particularly in Europe, has been a hotbed for bad behavior. The bad behavior occurs amongst the fans and players alike. Hooliganism has forever haunted the pitch. Making a match a potentially deadly situation. Racism has been running rampant even for superstars like Ashley Cole, Thierry Henry, Anton Ferdinand and Mario Balotelli. The latest uproar over the Quenelle shows that inappropriate behavior on the pitch just continues.
So when you see positive stories like this; it is awesome. Mind you, this was after Brazil dismantled South Africa in South Africa by a score of 5-0.
Still this young fan just wanted to be near the Brazilian National Team. And got his picture taken with one of the most famous footballers in the world. Hopefully the coming World Cup will have more great moments like this: