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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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:

 

 

 

Later a bunch of Senegalese fans stayed behind to clean up their section of the stadium after their team’s huge victory over Poland:

 

 

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]

Tags: 2018 FIFA World Cup, Colombia, Feel-Good Story, Japan, Senegal, Soccer,