Matilda fan goes viral for bursting into uncontrollable tears when she meets World Cup superstar Sam Kerr
- Fan got the memory of a lifetime with the superstar striker
- She couldn’t control her emotions as she posed for the photo.
- The video took off after it was posted on TikTok
The emotional moment a soccer fan cried uncontrollably when she met her Matildas icon Sam Kerr has been captured on camera.
The video shared on TikTok shows the young woman sobbing as she takes a photo with the Australian striker just after the team’s 4-0 win over Canada in Melbourne.
“That time I took a photo with Sam Kerr and I reacted like the adult that I am,” the text of the video says.
‘This is what women’s sport means to me.’
Meeting Kerr (pictured after Australia’s World Cup win over Denmark) was almost too much for the fan.
The fan turns to the camera with tears rolling down her face as her friends try to comfort her after she leaned over the fence to take a picture with the superstar.
‘Oh my God, oh my God!’ says the person filming.
Other Australian soccer fans loved what the video had to say about the depth of feelings for the team as they chase World Cup glory.
You’ve summed up what the Matildas and Sam mean to all of Australia. There is no other national team that has the heart of a country,” wrote one.
‘Why am I, an American, here crying?’ asked another.
‘The same girl, the same. This is the correct answer,’ wrote a third commenter, and another fan echoed her opinion, adding: ‘This was my reaction when I met her honestly.’
The Matildas captain would have to be the most in-demand person in Australia as her team pursue their dream of lifting the trophy on August 20.
It comes as the Matildas prepare to face France in the quarterfinals on August 12.
Kerr made a dramatic comeback during the match against Denmark after being sidelined with a calf injury.
Kerr’s return from injury gives Australia a bit of a national team headache with some concern about how it might affect Australia’s other attacking weapons when they take the field against France.
She was among just a dozen Matildas players who trained at the team’s Brisbane base on Wednesday 48 hours after making their World Cup entry as the debate over her place in the starting squad continues.