Franck Ribery was unable to hide his emotions as long-serving Bayern Munich team mate Rafinha said goodbye to the club, Daily Mail reported.
Rafinha made 266 appearances for Bayern and helped them to six consecutive Bundesliga titles, but along with Ribery and Arjen Robben will depart the club this summer.
As the Brazilian full back made his closing remarks on Wednesday, Ribery was seen crying and covering his eyes with his hand as his emotions got the better of him.
The 36-year-old was sat with teammates Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer and Thiago Alcantara as he listened to Rafinha’s farewell.
After Rafinha had finished speaking, he embraced his fellow players, including Neuer, who was wearing a Bayern shirt with the Brazilian’s name on the back, and gave a particularly forceful hug to Ribery.
Rafinha himself got emotional as he spoke about a hugely successful spell in Munich, which included winning the 2013 Champions League.
.@FranckRibery se emocionando na despedida de @R13_official do @FCBayern só mostra que nunca vai ser só futebol. 😍💔 E a coletiva estava muito bem frequentada, hein?! ⚽️ 📹: @isabelapagliari pic.twitter.com/rb2nZ2SvUH
— Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) May 14, 2019