Fans Tweet in Solidarity as Messi Breaks Down After Copa Defeat

Videos of Messi breaking down went viral, with fans speaking out in support of the star.

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Lionel Messi was reduced to tears after Argentina lost the Copa America final to Chile on penalties.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup. The 2015 Copa America. And now the 2016 Copa America.

Three major tournaments that saw Argentina fight their way into the Finals, only to stumble at the end. Only this time, at the MetLife arena in New Jersey, a certain Lionel Messi could not control his emotions.

Having missed the team’s first penalty in the shoot-out, the man widely regarded as the best in the world, broke down into tears after his team eventually lost the final to Chile 4-2 on penalties.

Tears that swept the Internet. Reactions that overflowed on Twitter.

Fans tried to put the defeat in perspective...

a little cricket analogy...

And just a blank refusal to be let down by the number 10.

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