Amateur side US Quevilly were the darlings of the Coupe de France this season, toppling Ligue 1 sides like Marseille and Rennes on their way to an improbably appearance in the final. On Saturday, Lyon (wearing their new 3D kit) put an end to the fourth-division club's giant-killing ways by winning the final 1-0.
But when it came time to lift the trophy, Lyon captain Cris called Quevilly captain Gregory Beaugrard up into the stands to raise it with him. Beaugrard looked a bit sheepish about lifting a trophy he didn't win with a team that wasn't his own, but Cris' intentions were to recognize Quevilly's impressive efforts, even if it did come off as an act of pity.
This isn't the first time the Coupe de France has had such a gesture, though. When Nantes beat amateur club Calais in the 2000 final, Nantes captain Mickael Landreau did the same thing with Calais captain Reginald Becque.
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