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The Referee And Linesmen Were Seen Kissing Their Medals After The Champions League Final

The Referee And Linesmen Were Seen Kissing Their Medals After The Champions League Final

Fans from across the globe witnessed a wholesome moment during the Champions League final when the referee and linesmen were seen kissing their medals after the game.

Bayern Munich became champions of Europe as they beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 thanks to a Kingsley Coman header in the second half.

Man-of-the-match Manuel Neuer lifted the famous 'jug ears' trophy for Bayern while PSG megastars Kylian Mbappe and Neymar were reduced to tears.

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But that definitely wasn't the best part of the trophy ceremony.

That award went to the game officials themselves.

Prior to the heartbroken PSG players receiving their runners-up medals, match referee Daniele Orsato and his assistant Lorenzo Manganelli couldn't contain their excitement as they collected their medals.

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Seen walking away from the Estadio da Luz podium, the duo were seen kissing their medals in a heartwarming moment that just proves how much this game meant to both of them.

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Fans on social media were quick to pick up on the act, hailing the officials for both their performance during the match and their passion after it.

One fan tweeted: "It means as much to them to officiate a final as it does a player to win it. It's the pinnacle of their profession."

While another said: "He touched the trophy on the way out at the start of the match. This, the Euros final and the World Cup final are the biggest honour an official can receive. Fair play to him."

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And one tweeted: "To be fair these refs work their entire careers and majority of their life to ref this match! He's proud!"

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Kingsley Coman, PSG, Neymar, UEFA, Video, referee, champions league final, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Kylian Mbappe, Linesman, watch, Australia

Max Sherry

Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.