Japan & Senegal sweeping all before them – on the pitch & in the stands (VIDEO)

20 Jun, 2018 12:33
Japan & Senegal sweeping all before them – on the pitch & in the stands (VIDEO)
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Japan fans celebrate after the match against Colombia. / Reuters

World Cup fans of Senegal and Japan have backed up sweeping victories on the pitch in Russia with a spot of sweeping in the stands.

After both teams did their country proud by winning their opening World Cup group games, the fans were filmed cleaning up after the separate victories. Japanese soccer supporters led the way at the Mordovia Arena following their 2-1 win over Colombia.

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Videos posted on social media reveals scores of Samurai Blue fans using bin bags to clear up rubbish in the stands of the 45,000-seater stadium. The bizarre, but generous, gesture is reportedly part of Japanese culture and came after Japan got their World Cup campaign off to a perfect start on Tuesday.

Senegal fans were then filmed following suit at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium. Footage shows a group of Senegalese supporters picking up trash left behind after their match with Poland.

Fans of the Lions of Teranga were also seen partying wildly in the terraces after their team sprung a surprise on the Poles and ran out 2-1 winners. Following their full-voiced support, the FIFA World Cup named Senegal as “fans of the day”.