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While Portugal's Euro 2012 tune-up with Turkey didn't produce the expected result (Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty kick and Portugal lost 3-1) they can take pride in the display shown during "A Portuguesa," the Portuguese National Anthem. Thousands of tablet computers (possibly iPads, though it's difficult to tell from the video) synced together produced a dazzling tifo with the Portuguese flag as the theme.

We're not aware of this ever having been done before, and it's curious Portugal supporters chose this match to launch the stunning presentation. They may, however, inspire future large-scale computerized tifos in the future—possibly for Euro 2012 and the London Olympics. Of course, you could criticize the approach as being lazy; while tifos usually require immense coordination, planning, and immaculate execution by participants, this mostly required fans to tap their screen (the work being done behind the scenes). But, still, iPad tifo!


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