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Dueling Tifo: Russia thrusts, Portland parries

Timbers TIFO

Anything the Europeans can do, the Timbers Army can do better ... or so it seems:

Two weeks back, I made a big old honkin’ deal of a ginormous Russian bit of naughtiness, the huge and presumably offensive display inside a Warsaw stadium during the European Championship first round game. Here ‘tis again:

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Russian fans display a giant banner in the stands during the Euro 2012 championships football match Poland vs Russia on June 12, 2012 at the National Stadium in Warsaw. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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Well, never accuse me of not being patriotic. I promised to be on the lookout for anything in our land that could match the menacing Tifo in Poland that day. Luckily, the Timbers’ army didn’t make me wait long. Nice one, guys.

This is from yesterday’s Cascadia Cup contest, Portland’s win over Seattle.

Timbers TIFO