Charlotte sports fans support Euro Cup 2012

Charlotte, NC (WBTV) -

You may have it, or you may know someone who has Euro Cup fever. The European Futbol Championships began Friday, and already charlotte-tians are coming out in large crowds to represent the country they or their ancestors hail from.

We recently stopped into Connolly's Irish Pub in uptown Charlotte, obviously, a lot of Ireland fans were out, as their team was playing Croatia.

Several fans representing Italia were there too, their team tied the defending champs of Spain earlier in the day .. in pool play.

WBTV caught up with some die-hards, who cancelled plans, and cancelled work to support Ireland.

Click on the video link to hear how the sport is bringing cultures together.