Defeat is always a bitter pill to swallow, especially if it was at the hands of your most heated rival.
But the De La Salle University community showed a touch of class on Sunday, as it lit the facade of the university's iconic St. La Salle Hall in the colors of rival Ateneo de Manila University.
The Green Archers suffered a heartbreaking loss in the men's basketball tournament to their Katipunan rivals, who snatched from them what would have been their second successive title.
The act of sportsmanship was seen in a photo shared on Facebook by The LaSallian, the university's paper.
It was a class act that was hailed on social media by supporters of both schools.