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Video of Iker Casillas, Spanish Goalkeeper, Crying at World Cup Finals

Do You Like When Men Show Emotion?

Did you all watch the good soccer and even better looking men at the World Cup final yesterday? When Spain finally pulled off the win in overtime, adorable goalkeeper and member of our own dream team Iker Casillas was overcome by emotion. He couldn't stop crying, and his many tears teetered toward sobs at one point!

Society embraces crying men only in certain circumstances — we accept that men might cry upon the death of a parent, at the altar on their wedding days, or when they win an international championship. Other times it makes many people feel uncomfortable. What about you? Does it make you feel uneasy, or do you enjoy seeing men let it all out?

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jocupcake jocupcake 7 years
I won't say I like it when men cry (unless it's happy tears!) but I do appreciate men being able to show emotion during really tough times. I guess I feel like it is evidence of their sensitivity, even though most of the time they act tough and macho. Actually one of the most poignant moments of my life involves a guy crying. My close friend died in high school and our a cappella group (which she was in) sang at her memorial service. It wasn't until my male friend started to get teary that the reality of the situation hit me. It made me realize how much we all needed each other at that moment and how much I needed to be strong for my friends. For some reason, I get extremely protective when men cry.
amber512 amber512 7 years
Over something very minor, I might think it is weird. But in general, I like knowing they aren't robots! My husband cried tonight (shhh don't tell anyone! lol) because our nieces and nephews are going out of town for a month. We are very involved in their lives, seeing them practically daily, so it's going to be SO weird! They are 6, 4, and 9 months. We're both a little teary-eyed!
clara91 clara91 7 years
He's so sweet! Of course it's ok for him to cry after winning the Wold Cup! I can't imagine how incredible that can be! Many players cried after winning (or losing) the games, and I think it mostly made them cuter! And much more human too! Anonymous, yeah Muslera is a cutie! In a weird kind of way. but he's really adorable! Were they really calling him that the other day? So mean! As you said, it was pouring like hell! Plus, he was so fantastic in every other game (specially the penalty kicks against Ghana) ! And he's so young! We love him here in Uruguay, and we'll be welcoming all of them as they deserve when they return tomorrow! Congrats to Spain!
EmilieLove EmilieLove 7 years
If I won the WC, heck yes I'd be sobbing, and I wouldn't expect anyone-male or female--to do any different. Casillas has spent his entire life working up to this one, near-impossible moment. The fact that he was so emotional made it even more special. Also, after those saves he made, San Iker can do whatever he wants.
stephley stephley 7 years
I'm fine with men crying and hugging and everything else and I thought it added to the excitement of the World Cup - we know that a passionate love of football unites the world like little else.
mix-tape mix-tape 7 years
I don't enjoy being around either sex when they are crying. And honestly, men crying is even more awkward unless it occurs after a death of a close friend/relative.
pss pss 7 years
I usually don't like to see displays of emotions, specially crying. I've always think that's a personal thing and something that should be saved for lonely moments. But if it is Iker who does it I'm about to cry with him, I actually did. It was a world cup it deserves all the tears we can cry.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Only to a certain extent. I have the SAME regard towards women. Personally, I don't like it when people over-sentimentalize, and wax maudlin openly. Personally, that strikes me as crazy. There seems to be a lack of psychological balance. :) The only exception I make is with babies and young children (and to a certain extent, teenagers). I think it's more acceptable for them to openly emote because their brains are still developing, and they have yet to learn to self-comfort, and self-balance themselves. I make a difference between grown-ups and children.
Ac2366 Ac2366 7 years
If a guy gets so happy or sad that he cries then I say let the man cry a little. Only a little though. People crying makes me feel uncomfortable whether it's man, woman, or child.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
I don't like seeing displays of intense emotion from anyone. They all make me uncomfortable! I try to be open to it, but intense emotion makes me squirm because I feel like I should be helping or should somehow make it stop.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
I like men who can show their emotions. My dad isn't a very emotional person and I have only seen him cry a handful of times but he has always encouraged my brother to feel comfortable showing his emotions. My brother has no problem showing his emotions either. He doesn't cry often but when he does he doesn't feel ashamed or like less of a man for crying. But anyone who cries for anything and everything is very annoying to me.
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
It lets us know they're human, therefore I like it! As long as they don't cry constantly, like if they have depression or something. Crying, within reason, is a good thing.
Studio16 Studio16 7 years
No, I hate seeing men cry. Maybe it's just my WASPy, emotionally unaware family that made me this way, but I was always taught that men don't cry. And I actually like it that way.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
I mind when men and women cry for everything. It is uncomfortable and you don't know what to do. I do like someone that is able to show his emotions and tell me how he feels( some guys have the tendency to swallow a lot of things and that's not healthy), but the constant crying and winning is unnecessary. So my answer is depends. In Iker's case, he just won the World Cup and that is pretty exiting! So he had all the right to cry.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
I don't mind if a guy cries for good reason, but to bawl constantly or bawl in public unless for really good reason, I think it's a little lame. My man would cry in front of no one but me and his family, unless something awful or insanely happy happened, and I'm cool with that.
anabj anabj 7 years
you have to see how he kissed his girlfriend (they blamed on their relationship that Spain lost the first game) after the game. He was really sweet.
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