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It’ll end in tears: why athletes cry and what it means

Any major sporting triumph without euphoric emotion or a serious opening of the floodgates would seem strange. Commentators tell us that tears show “passion”. Fans seem to demand them. It wasn’t always so. But why? When Newcastle United overcame Arsenal in the 1932 FA Cup Final, the winning team did as they still do today. […] … learn more→