FIFA World Cup: Japan fans clean the stadium after match
Japanese fans saw their team clinch a famous victory over South American giants Colombia in their Group H opener. A 2-1 victory over the Latin American side gave Japan the vital three points. But it wasn't just on the pitch; off the pitch, as well, Japan won hearts. Japan fans led by example as they cleaned up their seats post the game.
After matches, football stadiums are often left dirty with food waste, bottles and cups. But this time around, the Japanese fans ensured they did not leave the place in a filthy condition. They cleaned up all around their seats besides sweeping the floor. The gesture, by Japanese supporters, has gone on to win hearts of one and all.
Cleaning your surroundings (public or private) is an important part of Japanese culture. People in Japan always make sure they leave the public place spick and span. Japanese fans are known to do this in every sporting event they attend and yesterday's match was just one of them. These fans have also urged others to do the same.
This act by Japanese has inspired supporters of other nations to follow suit. Following on their path, Colombia fans cleaned up their rows in the stadium. Further, Senegal fans also did the same after their victory over Poland on Tuesday. This gesture by fans has been the talking point on social media sites. And rightly so!
Senegal fans cleaning up their part of the stadium after their victory against Poland is the best thing you’ll see today👏🇸🇳 pic.twitter.com/nhojG0CHaU— PF | World Cup🏆 (@PurelyFootball) June 19, 2018