Naomi Osaka Turns Hysterical Over Japanese Soccer Fans’ Mad Obsession With Cleaning at Fifa World Cup 2022

Published 11/24/2022, 5:45 AM EST

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Naomi Osaka, the Japanese tennis player shared a funny reaction to Japanese fans’ respectable behavior at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. In Japan, maintaining cleanliness is ingrained in people’s minds from an early age and is considered part of the culture.

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The Japanese fans in the crowd at the stadium in Qatar paused the festivities to clean up after themselves. The fans have made it a habit to clean after themselves after the matches. Japanese spectators had picked up trash left on the stands. The Ecuadorian and Qatari flags were also picked up by the Japanese supporters, who said that the flags command respect for their nations.

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Naomi Osaka shared her amusement over Japanese fans’ behavior

In her Instagram story, Naomi Osaka shared her pleasure for the Japanese fans’ behavior. The WTA had ranked her No. 1 in singles, which made her the first Asian player to hold this position. In 2019, Osaka had an incredible victory win at the Australian Open and US Open.

After their matches, the Japanese supporters stay back and clean out the trash in the stands. After the crowd had left the stadium, the spectators began to move around and gather any trash or debris that had been left on the floor. They collected the trash in trash bags that they had brought with them.

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They had once delighted onlookers with their behavior at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Samurai Blue fans thus proved that they are the ideal guests.

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Osaka was once heckled at her match by a fan

The former No. 1 in the world was moved to tears at her match at BNP Paribas Open. The Japanese lost to Veronika Kudermetova in the second round. At the first set, a fan had taunted her from the audience. An upset Osaka halted the game. She asked the chair umpire to remove the fan from the audience. The chair umpire, however, had declined her request.

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The result was a 6-0, 6-4 loss for Osaka. She had struggled to find her rhythm in the match. However, after the game, Osaka addressed the crowd. It is a rare to see a player on the mic after losing. She shared her anger over the infuriating incident.

Do you think Japanese fans are the most responsible during sporting events? Let us know what you think the comments below.

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Dr Aditya Raveendran Menon

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Aditya Menon is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A dentist by profession, he developed an unbridled love for tennis from the moment his father introduced him to the sport. Watching Roger Federer dominate the ATP tour with his unique and effortless style played a pivotal role in pushing Aditya to write about tennis for national publications.
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Jayant Chhabra

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