Football fans may have a reputation for trashing stadiums after losing big matches. But Japan supporters at the World Cup took defeat to the Ivory Coast in good spirits and consoled themselves by cleaning up their end of the stadium.
These pictures shouldn’t have to be described as ‘incredible’ or ‘surprising’, but it’s a rare sight in the modern game – although not in Japan where fans regularly clear up after themselves both home and away.
And their side may have given up an early lead to suffer a 2-1 defeat in their opening Group C match at this summer’s World Cup, but Japan fans still found time to pick up their litter at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife.
Japan fans at the Arena Pernambuco (Picture: Twitter)
Japan fans stayed behind after the 2-1 loss (Picture: Twitter)
*Article first appeared on http://metro.co.uk/2014/06/16/world-cup-2014-japan-fans-clear-up-litter-…
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