Senegal, Japan Fans Praised For Cleaning Up Stadium After World Cup Match
27 June, 2018, 03:49 | Author: Brenda Erickson
One impressed fan described the efforts of the Japanese as his "favourite moment of the World Cup so far", while another added it was an impeccable example of fan behaviour at the tournament.
The World Cup is always an opportunity for nations to share their own unique approach to the handsome game, celebration in victory and the grief of defeat.
First Japan, ranked 61st in the world, became the first Asian side to beat South American opposition at any World Cup, overcoming 16th-ranked Colombia 2-1. And while fans aren't psyched about the own goals, at least some of them are happy to clean up their own mess.
After both Japan and Senegal won at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation on Tuesday, you would expect their fans to flock to the streets in celebration. Though it might seem exceptional in other countries, taking responsibility for cleaning up is seen as standard in Japan.
"It's not just part of the football culture but part of Japanese culture", McIntyre said.
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He said: "You often hear people say that football is a reflection of culture".
Japan and Senegal fans have won headlines for staying behind after their World Cup matches to ensure the stadiums are left clean and tidy.
Senegal's fans were not the only ones winning praise on social media for their sense of social responsibility.
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