Gracious Japanese fans clean up at Sports Hub despite Japan's heavy 4-0 defeat to Brazil

A fan at the Sports Hub during the Brazil-Japan friendly match tweeted this picture of Japanese fans cleaning up. -- PHOTO: TWITTER/BK
A fan at the Sports Hub during the Brazil-Japan friendly match tweeted this picture of Japanese fans cleaning up. -- PHOTO: TWITTER/BK

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".

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.