In the wake of this week's Germany vs. Italy Euro 2012 match-up, there's one image that's making the rounds online in Japan: two of Italy's biggest fans cheering on their team. Italy defeated Germany 2-1, and we're left mesmerized by the GIF below, courtesy of SB Nation.
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