Real Madrid had a crying mascot

(EFE)

(EFE)

Real Madrid faced Milan in Shanghai and the pre-match festivities proved all too much for one young mascot.

Everything started out well enough for the boy as he walked out with Pepe…

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But then he must have realized the danger in his midst and wandered off in tears. The Real Madrid players, meanwhile, seemed unsure how to react.

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Madrid went on to beat Milan 10–9 in a penalty shootout to claim the International Champions Cup China division trophy. Nonetheless, the crying mascot is presumably a Milan fan now.

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