After the Japan vs. Columbia World Cup game, it wasn't only Japanese soccer fans who were cleaning up after themselves. Colombian fans were, too.
Back in 2014, the world really started to notice the tidying up habits of Japanese soccer fans.
Certainly, while there are Japanese people who litter (they're jerks!), folks are taught from a young age to pick up after themselves. For example, grade school kids in Japan clean their own classroom and school, including the toilets, instead of hired help.
— DEPORTV (@canaldeportv) June 19, 2018
— 小林沙弥香 (@Kobayashisayaka) June 19, 2018
— DIGITAL-SOCCER.NET (@digital_soccer) June 20, 2018
Trash bags are even used to cheer on the Japanese team!
— あいらぶさっかー (@ZOKxsOC9oFY6AWC) May 16, 2018
As Hachima Kikou notes, other fans are following suit, such as these tidying-up Columbian and Senegalese fans.
— ちょんまげ隊長ツンさん@12時スタジアム (@tsunsan) June 19, 2018
— 能田 達規 (@tatsukino) June 19, 2018
#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
The World Cup is on its way to becoming the cleanest sporting event on the planet.