SINGAPORE - They did it during June's World Cup in Brazil, and they've done it again at the Sports Hub.
Proving that that they are indeed gracious losers despite a heavy 4-0 defeat inflicted by Neymar and co, Japanese fans were spotted cleaning up after themselves after Tuesday evening's match.
Twitter user BK posted a picture of the supporters depositing their rubbish in blue trash bags with the tweet "The Japanese fans cleaning up after themselves after the game. Massive respect. We should all learn from them".
The Japanese fans cleaning up after themselves after the game. Massive respect. We should all learn from them pic.twitter.com/Vt87CaNav3
— BK (@kokhxbrdn) October 14, 2014
Japan fans helping to clean up the stadium. When will Singapore fans ever?
— Hetty (@Tyana) October 14, 2014
It mirrors familiar scenes at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife several months back, when the Blue Samurai lost 1-2 to the Ivory Coast in their World Cup opener. Fans were seen picking up litter and earned widespread praise on social media for their courteous acts.
Japanese football fans clean up after match. http://t.co/KNxuuQsdCq That's good upbringing.
— mrbrown (@mrbrown) June 16, 2014