Senegal, Japan, Uruguay fans tidy up after team plays in World Cup
Despite having just watched their team get off to a winning start at the World Cup, many Senegal fans put their celebrations on hold in the aftermath of the 2-1 victory over Poland.
This was due to the fact that they were busy picking up litter and tidying their section of the stand at the Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow.
#TyCSportsMundial Senegal consiguió un triunfo histórico. Pero sus hinchas en lugar de festejar a minutos de terminado el partido, se encargan de limpiar su sector antes de retirarse. #RESPECT. pic.twitter.com/RiKovpfmoT— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) June 19, 2018
Supporters were filmed collecting trash and organising into neat piles to help the stadium staff in their clean-up operation.
Indeed, there were similar scenes over at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, where Japan fans spent their time politely tidying up after themselves in the wake of their side's 2-1 win against Colombia.
This is my favourite moment of the World Cup so far; Japan fans picking up litter after their victory vs Columbia. The lessons in life we can take from the game. Why I support 🇯🇵 #class✅#respect✅#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/FyYLhAGDbi— Christopher McKaig (@Coachmckaig) June 19, 2018
The Blue Samurai supporters did likewise at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, with Japan-based football journalist Scott McIntyre explaining that cleanliness is considered a vitally important part of everyday life in the country.
"It's not just part of the football culture but part of Japanese culture," McIntyre told BBC News at the time.
Hinchas uruguayos se inspiraron en los japoneses y limpiaron la tribuna cuando terminó el partido contra Arabia Saudita. pic.twitter.com/h7fztdXWA4— EL PAÍS - Uruguay (@elpaisuy) June 20, 2018
"You often hear people say that football is a reflection of culture. An important aspect of Japanese society is making sure that everything is absolutely clean and that's the case in all sporting events and certainly also in football."
On Wednesday, Uruguay fans joined the fun with El Pais posting a video on social media of fans cleaning up their area after La Celeste's 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Rostov.
Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.