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Brazilian midfielder Hernanes leaves Lazio training in tears

Ryan Bailey
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Hernanes has become a very popular figure at Lazio since moving to the club in the summer of 2010, but the Brazilian midfielder looks set to leave Rome for Inter Milan before the end of the transfer window.

As the 28-year-old stopped outside the Biancazzurri's Formello training ground on Thursday morning to speak to fans, his mixed feelings about the move became apparent when he burst into tears.

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Hernanes displays a passion for his employer that many feel is absent in top flight football, but the best thing about the clip is how several of Lazio's notoriously tough supporters try to make their departing playmaker feel better about the situation. One is so moved by the drive-by weeping that he also starts blubbering. It's like Paul Gascoigne never left.

The Brazilian could have driven off to hide his emotions, but he shows class by sticking around for photos, autographs and hugs.

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