Admittedly, we’re about a week off the pace here, but this one’s so gosh-darn adorable that we just couldn’t pass on it.
Back on 17th April, mid-table Alcorcon faced high-flying Leganes in a southern Madrid derby down in the Spanish second tier.
Realising that the players might need an extra boost to overcome their local rivals, Alcorcon hired Paula, a four-year-old fan with a megaphone, to toddle around their stadium before the game and yell inspirational chants at anyone she happened across.
This led to some truly charming scenes, with little Paula happily leading ultras in a rousing chorus of “Alcorcón Alé!” in the terraces before making her way into the dressing rooms to bark at the players directly…
Cute as a button, and the best bit? Alcorcon only went and won 2-0.
All hail the positive power of Paula!
(Via Dirty Tackle)