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Heartwarming Carlos Tevez Makes Boca Junior Fan's Day After Pitch Invasion

Tevez restoring our faith in footballers
Tevez restoring our faith in footballers

The Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has picked up a slight reputation for ruthlessness on his travels around the world.

Tevez graced the stadia of England, Italy and China during his travels before returning home to Buenos Aires with his hometown club Boca Juniors.

His switch of allegiances from the blue half of Manchester to the red led to accusations of a lack of loyalty, while his stint in China did nothing to boost his esteem among certain sections of football fans.

"It's fine because I was on vacation for seven months," Tevez said on leaving China, where he was the highest paid player in the world despite playing just 16 games for Shanghai Shenhua.

But a video coming out of his native city might well do something to humanise him to those in Manchester and Shanghai who hold less than favourable opinions of him.

Tevez was taking part in an open training session at the La Bombonera, which was full to the rafters ahead of this weekend’s Copa Libertadores final between Boca and local rivals River Plate, when an invader made his way onto the pitch and was tackled by some scary-looking police officers in full riot gear.

They were only stopped from dragging him off the field by Tevez, who brought him to meet his teammates, gave him a hug, and offered him the souvenir of a training top.

That’ll have made this fan’s day and possibly life, as a match being described as the game of the century gets closer.

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