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Japanese Soccer Team Remembers 2011 Tsunami with Unique Goal Celebration

Sanfrecce Hiroshima, the reigning champions of Japan’s J-League, paid tribute to the victims of the 2011 Japanese tsunami after scoring a goal against the Central Coast Mariners in the Asian Champions League. March 11 is the three-year anniversary of the tsunami, so the Hiroshima players laid on the ground to spell out 3-11 with their bodies.

Nice job by the players to mix creativity and sentiment in one display. It was a better idea than writing a tribute on their undershirts, since FIFA is cracking down on players who rip off their jerseys to display a message underneath. (Obviously this is one of the biggest scourges plaguing modern soccer.)

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