In years to come, this will become one of the defining images of an extraordinary season. So incredible has it been, that if Leicester City do win the league - as now looks probable - it will be a weird anti-climax.
The story is a fairy-tale, with Claudio Ranieri its avuncular custodian. Today's 2-0 win against Sunderland sent the Foxes ten points clear, and Jamie Vardy's brace about to put flesh on the most stupefying of dreams: we will soon see Wes Morgan hoist the Premier League trophy aloft. Ranieri - hired following a failure with Greece that featured defeat to the Faroe islands - has had a twinkle in his eye since being hired. That twinkle was briefly replaced by tears this afternoon, have a look:
What a fantastic moment.