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Rogier Meijer, De Graafschap Midfielder, Comforted By Daughter After Loss (VIDEO)

05/15/2012 01:17 pm ET

While most have witnessed the familiar scenes of unconstrained elation after a hard-fought team victory, witnessing the agony of defeat to its fullest extent can be just as powerful after a heartbreaking loss.

On Sunday, spectators observed that firsthand when Dutch soccer team De Graafschap were relegated from the Eredivisie after a 1-1 draw in their playoff against FC Den Bosch.

As midfielder Rogier Meijer sat hopelessly on the pitch after the game, his young daughter, dressed in her father's jersey, walked over to console him as he sat on the field reflecting on the loss.

Despite the heart-warming moment, the 30-year-old was still so upset and laid back down with his head in his hands.

Sometimes the ultimate pick-me-up just isn't enough.

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