Poor Alvaro Arbeloa (OK, maybe not).
After their historic run to the Euro 2012 title, Spain had 10 players on UEFA's official Team of the Tournament. In other words, all of Spain's regulars made the all-star team—except for one.
You know who: Alvaro Arbeloa.
Spain's other full-back, Jordi Alba, only made himself a household name during the tournament. And Alba even scored a sweet goal in the final.
Arbeloa? Not so much.
Don't feel too bad for him, though. Arbeloa plays for Real Madrid, which means he makes more in an hour than you make in a year (approximately).
But you really have to wonder. At least you do once you watch this video from Spain's Euro 2012 championship celebration.
Watch as all the other, more sane, players remain seated and wave at all the fans. Then watch as Arbeloa stands up, climbs down and runs into the street.
Was he ready to celebrate with the fans? Was he simply unable to contain his joy?
Maybe. I like to think it was something else—something Metro spells out nicely:
It is alleged that he jumped off because he was so desperate to celebrate with the fans.
Either that, or he went to have words with his daughter: the little joker was sporting a Spain shirt with ‘Alba’ on the back when she wondered onto the pitch following Spain's victory over Italy.
Someone must have told her who was Spain’s best full-back.
Ouch. That's got to hurt.
What do you think, readers? Unbridled joy or the antics of a madman?