For the Japanese fans, the act isn't certainly an isolated one.
Former Liverpool forward Diouf was sitting a few rows back from the dugout and was the first to stand and applaud the Senegal players who were substituted in the closing stages, all of whom acknowledged his support as they left the pitch.More news: Haley slams rights groups after United States quits UN council
"This is my favourite moment of the World Cup so far; Japan fans picking up litter after their victory vs Columbia", one user Tweeted.
The on and off the pitch action of the Senegalese have turned them into the darling of many soccer fans now praying for them to do well in Russian Federation just like they did in Korea/Japan.
Japan coach Akira Nishino talked before the match of his worry about the "psychological impact" of Monday's quake which hit the Japanese city of Osaka during morning rush hour, killing at least five people.
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A video showed fans removing rubbish from the Otkrytiye Arena, in Moscow, after they'd gone insane following their win (which we can't blame them for).
Japan has also been getting in on the action and scoured the stadium, row by row, to ensure the Mordovia Arena in Saransk was clean. "Senegal does want to go through the group phase, and winning against Poland is a great start", the coach said.
They showed up at the World Cup match sporting trash bags.
Not bad, Senegal and Japan.More news: Governors rule imposed in Indian-occupied Kashmir