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WATCH: James hugs pitch invader; Bernabeu goes bananas for new star

Jul 22, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

James Rodriguez Officially Unveiled At Real Madrid Getty Images

He may be a 23-year-old superstar, but here’s your official doubt that James Rodriguez has had many days like Tuesday.

While being unveiled at the Bernabeu, with Real Madrid fans going nuts for their new playmaker simply for coming to town, James got a hug from a man in jean shorts.

[ MORE: Real Madrid signs James Rodriguez for $107 million ]

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Couple things:

1) There are at least a dozen security guards there having a collective “You had one job” moment. How does this jorts-wearing super fan get by all those guards?

2) Every time you think America has a handle on, or a comparison to, the freak show that is European soccer super fandom, watch things like this video, where the latest superstar to join a team is giving a British Invasion style welcome to a team.

No news on whether Real signed the pitch invader to player winger, just in case.

  1. cmdrsmooth - Jul 22, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    James is a gentleman and respects his fans. Nice to see him try to protect the fanatic before security tore him part for their failure.

    Now security needs to protect him. This guy is going to be an international star.

  2. jylick - Jul 22, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    “…James got a hug from a man in jean shorts.” Haha, well said.

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