Russia 2018: Senegalese fans clean stands after their victory (video)
After their match against Poland, Senegal’s supporters stayed behind to clean the stands. They took care to pick up the garbage they had dropped.
The Lions of Teranga won their match with help of Thiago Cionek’s goal against his side and Mbaye Niang’s goal.
Senegal fans cleaning up their part of the stadium after their victory against Poland is the best thing you’ll see today👏🇸🇳 pic.twitter.com/nhojG0CHaU
— PF | World Cup🏆 (@PurelyFootball) June 19, 2018
While the Polish fans left the stadium disappointed by their defeat, those of Senegal made a conscientious effort to clean the stands.
Their gesture has been hailed by Internet users who say it is a good example that other nations should follow.
Some took the opportunity to taunt Nigeria: “If this will give the victory, the Super Eagles should clean the entire stadium before their match.”
@NGSuperEagles If this will bring victory pls sweep the whole football field before the game
— Igbokwe gabriel🐦 (@Gabexgology) June 19, 2018
However, Senegalese are not the only ones to have done the same thing. Japanese fans also cleared the stands after their 2-1 win over Colombia.
Japanese fans clean up stadium after Columbia loses 1-2 to Japan in World Cup 2018 https://t.co/4MsPCdCsaD pic.twitter.com/vx9eAXQ2AC
— Mothership.sg (@MothershipSG) June 19, 2018
Japanese culture forbids fans to leave garbage in the stands after a sporting event.
Thanks to their victory, Senegal joined Japan at the top of Group H. The two countries will face each other on June 24th.