- Football fans are normally associated with unruly and chaotic behaviour, but Senegal fans showed a wonderful side to fans after their game against Poland
- The Senegal supporters cleaned up after themselves at the Spartak Stadium
- Football fans applauded the thoughtful act on social media
More often than not, when football fans make the news, it's because of violence and misbehaviour.
But Senegal's fans made the news for their good behaviour after the Senegal-Poland game in the FIFA World Cup 2018.
The Senegal supporters started cleaning up the Spartak Stadium after their team defeated Poland 2-1.
What the supporters did definitely gave the Senegal team's image a wonderful boost. Their thoughtful act will hopefully inspire the supporters of other teams to clean up after themselves.
The mass-cleaning went viral when a video was shared on social media. People were immensely impressed.
Football fans commented on the responsible behaviour of the fans:
Suzanne Kennedy - Look at my fab team!! Winners and cleaners
Smiljan Banjac - Fantastic, respect
Idinho - That's a great thing and a Good example for the people a
Lydia Diederen - If only more People follow their behaviour the world would be a bit better
Alpha Bah - They use to do it in Senegal even if they lose their game. Love Africa love Senegal
The Senegal fans weren't the only ones to lead by example.
After the Japan-Columbia match, the Japanese fans took to cleaning the stadium.
The Japanese fans actually brought blue garbage bags with them specifically for this reason.
According to Inquirer.net, this is what normally happens after a match in Japan. For them it is a habit.
It's not just part of the football culture but part of Japanese culture. 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.
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