Big ‘ol softy James Rodriguez makes crying fans day with cuddle & autograph

James Rodriguez steps up his ambitions to be classed in the ‘good egg’ category after cuddling a crying fan as he stepped off Colombia’s team bus during the Copa America tournament.

The cynical side of me says this is just an orchestrated stunt designed to paint James Rodriguez as some kind of saint in front of a frenzied press pack. If I wince hard enough though, and repress such negative thoughts, for a moment I get that gooey heart warming feeling. Just, for a moment.