Jong Tae-Se’s Anthem Tears
Brazil and North Korea had big anticipation leading up to kickoff with World Cup behemoths and footballing unknowns clashing, and it didn’t even take til the kickoff to get the fireworks started in the form of waterworks. As they were panning across the North Korean team they got to their star Jong Tae-Sae, bawling his eyes out to the beat of the DPRK anthem. An astonishing, nigh unbelievable scene, but one which is apparently pretty regular for Jong: apparently he does it before every game.
What’s perhaps more stunning is that he’s Japanese-born to South Korean parents. Is there any doubt that he believes?