Russia, July 3: An image doing rounds on social media, shows Japan football fans cleaning the stadium even after their team lost to Belgium in a thriller by 3-2 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup clash. The image, which is going viral on Twitter and other social media platforms, is gaining widespread applause from the twitter users, who are praising the 'civic sense' of the Japanese fans. And this is not the first time that the Japanese fans are being appreciated for their civic sense and spirit of cleanliness. They had done the same after Japan's victory over Columbia in the group stage match. Catch the match highlights of Japan vs Belgium here.
A similar incident had gone viral on June 20 after Senegal fans were seen cleaning the stadium after their team's victory on Poland. Due to such acts of awareness and responsibility, this World Cup is in news for the right reasons and Twitter is loving it:
Even after losing, Japan fans still stayed behind to clean up the stands 👏 pic.twitter.com/Q5t9akokKy
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 2, 2018
Twitter users were proud of the Japanese fans act of cleanliness:
I don't think price is a factor to the Japanese. It's a matter of pride and duty to contribute to keep shared spaces clean. I have nothing but admiration and respect.
— Rachel Mizuno (@rachmiz1) July 2, 2018
Some attributed the act to Japan's sense of discipline and integrity:
Thats How discipline Japanese are #respect
— jomar (@jomar36613381) July 2, 2018
Talking about the match, it was a heartbreak for Japan and the Japanese fans, as Belgium came back from 2-0 to win the match 3-2. Japan, which dominated the match in the first half, saw a tragic reversal of fortunes to go down 3-2 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup group of 16 clash. But it seems that did not stop the Japanese fans from upholding the quality of cleanliness and discipline.