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19th Jul 2018

Luka Modrić invites disabled fan up on stage with him during World Cup celebrations

Modrić is a selfless man both on and off the pitch

Reuben Pinder

Luka is kind, be like Luka

Despite losing the World Cup final, the people of Croatia have not stopped celebrating their second place finish all week. Parties in city squares and open top bus parades have attracted hundreds of thousands of people to come together in celebration of a quite incredible achievement from Modrić and the team.

At their most recent celebration event, the Golden Ball winner was leading proceedings, just as he does on the pitch, with a mic in his hand. The Croatia captain then noticed a young boy who has Down’s Syndrome in the front row, desperate to meet his hero.

Modrić, being the kind and generous soul that he is, invited the young boy on stage and embraced him. The celebrations then continued with Modrić and the boy arm in arm.

It’s yet anothe example of how such a small act of kindness can make somebody’s day, week, even year. That’s an experience that the boy will never forget and that Modrić should be commended for.

Croatia might not have come home with the trophy, but they certainly showed the team why they are a team to be admired both on and off the pitch.