Japanese supporters have given reasons for their virtuous behaviour in cleaning up stadiums after games at the World Cup.
Naija News recalls that the Japanese fans in Qatar made headlines for their kind gesture of cleaning the stadiums after the final whistle.
The act, which earlier gained attention in 2018, has become a tradition for Japanese supporters during the Globe Cup and has won them praise from people all around the world.
The Far Eastern supporters have at last explained their symbolic act of responsibility, which continues to astound millions of people throughout the world.
After Japan’s surprising 2-1 victory against Germany, Japanese supporters were cited by Sport Bible as saying to Al Jazeera.
“Our heart is clean, so the stands must be clean. This means the team reaches its destiny,” says a Japanese fan.
Another fan said: “What we’re taught is that leaving things cleaner than the way you found it is atarimae. And that we should always express gratitude.”
A Japanese fan explained: “We distribute these bags to everyone who sits in the Japan fan seats.”
A fan said, “So when our team succeeds we can paint the area blue. To tidy and clean when we leave is a manifestation of our culture.”
“We can’t leave a place without making it clean. It’s a part of our education, everyday learning.” says a fan.