A lot of times we come across such videos and images on Twitter that leave us speechless. A similar video of a group of boys, who used to play football together, helping their dead teammate score one goal has gone viral.
The clip that we are talking about is from Mexico and was shared by Twitter user Alex Stone with the caption, “16-year-old boy murdered in Mexico. His teammates took him to where they used to play football. And let him score, one last time. Never seen something like this.”
16 year old boy murdered in Mexico. His teammates took him to where they used to play football. And let him score, one last time. Never seen something like this. https://t.co/omrYbiwgOZ
— Alex Stone (@AlexStone7) June 12, 2020
The heartbreaking clip was originally shared by the Twitter handle @tvbus with the caption, “Alexander’s teammates fire him, he scores his last goal.”
The 54-second video shows a coffin lying on the ground, surrounded by a group of boys. One of the boys passes the football to another, who then kicks it towards the coffin. The ball touches the coffin and then bounces to the goal post.
That is when the whole crowd cheers and everybody runs to hug the coffin and start crying.
According to Reuters, the 16-year-old Mexican boy was Alexander Martinez and his murder was blamed on the police. On Thursday, Martinez was buried in his home village of Vicente Camalote after his coffin was taken to the football stadium.
Twitter is heartbroken after watching the video. Have a look at some of the comments:
Well that made me cry
— Carrie (@cazbabyblu) June 13, 2020
That’s lovely. Sport is so joyful. Brings hope at times of immense pain. Lovely story.
— Alec Proffitt (@GinnerWina) June 13, 2020
— (@AuLMisbahul) June 13, 2020
Whew. Talk about some immediate waterworks. What an emotional, unique, final moment together for them all.
— Brad (@BellerinsDad) June 13, 2020
Much more than just a game.
— Tasker (@Mr_Tasker) June 13, 2020
Gosh, choked me up
— Eniola Aluko (@EniAlu) June 13, 2020
Ok, this is beyond “someone’s cutting onions” or “it’s dusty here”, I’m full on crying. A kid getting murdered is the worst.
— Lis P (@katakombe) June 13, 2020
— Samuel (@SamuelTzill) June 13, 2020
Who’s cutting onions
— Zach Rogers (@Zrogers88) June 13, 2020
Very beautiful and very heartbreaking at the same time
— Aseyo Kisahi (@DorisKisahi) June 13, 2020
I just cried
— George Essien (@MightyGeorge5) June 13, 2020
I think that I’ve something in my eyes
Excuse me for a minute
— Thomas Hamilton (@tommy210254) June 13, 2020
Have you ever seen anything like this before?