Japan fans did the unthinkable and showed that one can be gracious in defeat. After their 2-1 loss to Ivory Coast in the FIFA World Cup on Saturday, they stayed back to help clean up the stadium. (Ivory Coast Stun Japan)
According to a report in Yahoo Sport, the fans cleaned up all the garbage on their side of the stadium in spite of seeing Didier Drogba's men beat the Blue Samurais.
While it is customary in Japan to gather the litter after any sporting event, such a gesture will have come as a surprise to fans from other countries.