See the Classy Note Japan’s World Cup Team Left after Their Heartbreaking Loss

Sportsmanship at its finest

See the Classy Note Japan’s World Cup Team Left after Their Heartbreaking Loss

Sportsmanship at its finest

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Monday night was a devastating one for Japan’s national football team, having lost 3-2 to Belgium with a winning goal scored at the 94th minute of the World Cup. The Japanese team looked utterly distraught as the final whistle blew, with many of them falling to their knees and crying hysterically. Japan head coach Akira Nishino told The Telegraph that his players were so heartbroken by the defeat that, afterwards, they just stood around the locker room, not knowing what to do.

“I told them to take a shower,” Nishino said.

Given how depressed they were, you would expect the players to just storm out of the locker room, leaving it in disarray. But they did the opposite.

Italian sports correspondent Tancredi Palmer shared a photo of the locker room after a game. It was absolutely spotless, and in the middle of the table, they had left a handwritten note that said, “Thank you” in Russian.

 

The photo immediately went viral, with people praising the team for showing how to respond to defeat with class, kindness, and dignity. It’s a lesson to us all.

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