Vatican's Hilarious Tweet About Argentina-Switzerland Game

PHOTO: The official Vatican Communications twitter account tweeted this cartoon by Gabriel Giger showing the Swiss Guard and Pope Francis with the text, "Argentina vs Switzerland :)" prior to their World Cup match on July 1, 2014.
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And you thought the Vatican didn't have a sense of humor.

The Vatican's social communications office tweeted a cartoon of Pope Francis, who is from Argentina, frowning as two rowdy Swiss Guards cheer on Switzerland during today's World Cup game in Brazil.

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The illustration -- which got lots of laughs on Twitter -- was posted with the message, "Argentina vs Switzerland :)"

Francis is wearing a white and blue scarf -- Argentina's national colors -- in the cartoon. He is a known soccer fan (roots for his hometown team of San Lorenzo), but has claimed he's a neutral spectator during the World Cup.

The winner of today's match will advance to the tournament's quarterfinals.

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