Fans Cleaning Up After Themselves Is The Most Awesome Trend At 2018 FIFA World Cup (VID + PICS)
Children in Japan are taught to always clean up after themselves no matter where they are. As a result, it has become a custom among Japanese sports fans to clean up after themselves at sporting events.
The world took note of this custom back in 2014, when Japanese fans were seen cleaning up their section of the stadium after a hard loss to Ivory Coast during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. And the world took note of it again on Tuesday, when Japanese fans were once again seen cleaning up their section of the stadium after a glorious victory over Colombia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
— DEPORTV (@canaldeportv) June 19, 2018
— 小林沙弥香 (@Kobayashisayaka) June 19, 2018
The post-game cleanup is actually so ingrained in Japanese sports culture that fans use blue trash bags as instruments to cheer on their team.
— あいらぶさっかー (@ZOKxsOC9oFY6AWC) May 16, 2018
— DIGITAL-SOCCER.NET (@digital_soccer) June 20, 2018
Now it looks like the world is starting to follow the Japanese fans’ example.
After Japan defeated Colombia on Tuesday, a bunch of Colombian fans stuck around to help Japanese fans clean up:
— ちょんまげ隊長ツンさん@トモロシ (@tsunsan) June 19, 2018
— 能田 達規 (@tatsukino) June 19, 2018
Later a bunch of Senegalese fans stayed behind to clean up their section of the stadium after their team’s huge victory over Poland:
#SEN fans cleaning their section before leaving the stadium after an historic victory.
How can one not love them? pic.twitter.com/93yf823YTU
— Lucas R. 🇦🇷 (@lucasammr) June 19, 2018
It’s pretty incredible to see soccer fans cleaning a stadium instead of destroying it! Hats off to the Japanese fans for leading by example. Hopefully this becomes a new global soccer trend.
Hat Tip – [Kotaku]