Celebrating a league title ought to be a profession spotlight for any skilled footballer… however perhaps not for Alex Tune.
It has simply handed eight years to the day since Barcelona received a 22nd LaLiga title, a triumph that was made extra particular given supervisor Tito Vilanova and Eric Abidal had confronted their very own battles with most cancers.
Often, it’s the captain who lifts the trophy and on this case it might have been Carles Puyol.
Nevertheless, unselfishly, Puyol wished Vilanova and Abidal to be the primary folks to carry the LaLiga title.
With Vilanova ready in entrance of his gamers, Puyol, who had the trophy in his hand, signalled to Abidal to hitch his supervisor.
Subsequent to Abidal was Tune, who thought the Spaniard was in search of him out as an alternative!
And in a really awkward trade, Puyol stopped Tune from advancing any additional and led Abidal out.
Tune had began 17 out of a doable 38 LaLiga video games within the 2012/13 season and should have thought Puyol was going to thank him whereas handing over the title… however he was very, very mistaken.
Finally, Tune did get his palms on the trophy, but it surely was after Vilanova and Abidal lifted it.
Abidal had recovered from liver most cancers, whereas Vilanova had returned to the dugout after having a tumour in his throat eliminated.
Whereas Abidal absolutely recovered from most cancers, Vilanova died from the sickness in 2014.
In the meantime, Tune spent one other season at Barcelona, earlier than spending two campaigns with West Ham on mortgage.
He formally left the LaLiga giants to hitch Rubin Kazan on a free switch in 2016 and now plies his commerce for AS Arta Photo voltaic in Djibouti.