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Danny Rose dedicated a Tottenham goal to Ryan Mason, and it was sweet


Tottenham Hotspur didn’t win at Rochdale, but they did have one pretty awesome moment of celebration. Moments after Harry Kane fired home Spurs’ go-ahead goal from the penalty spot at Spotland Stadium in the second half, Danny Rose dedicated it to recently-retired Tottenham academy graduate Ryan Mason by kissing the camera.

Even more excellently, Mason, who was obviously watching the game, noticed and now I’m not crying you’re crying.

Mason, an integral part of Tottenham’s midfield during Mauricio Pochettino’s first year, recently hung up his boots at the advice of his doctor. He suffered a horrific head injury after a clash with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill while playing for Hull City, and while it looked like he might be able to return to football it turns out his injury was just too great to make it safe to play at the professional level.

Mauricio Pochettino has left the door open for Mason to return to Spurs in a coaching capacity, should he want to do so, praising Mason’s “football brain.”

The match might not have ended the way Rose (and likely Mason) would’ve wanted, but that’s a pretty touching tribute. Find someone that kisses you the way Danny Rose (virtually) kisses Ryan Mason.