Syed Saddiq Emulates Japanese World Cup Fans After FA Cup Final

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Taking a cue from Japanese football fans.

The newly-minted Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman was spotted cleaning up the Bukit Jalil Stadium after watching the FA Cup final between Selangor and Pahang on Saturday (July 7) night.

Sporting a black and yellow Harimau Malaya jersey, he was seen cleaning up litter strewn in the stands after the game ended.

Captured on video, Syed Saddiq walks about the empty stands with a black garbage bag, picking up discarded water bottles, paper cups and other garbage.

The young minister’s actions emulated Japanese football fans who stayed behind to clean up stadiums in Russia after World Cup matches their team were in – even after the match they lost to Belgium on July 3.

Netizens praised Syed Saddiq’s actions, with some also congratulating him for being the youngest minister in the nation’s history.

Pahang won the FA Cup title for the third time after beating five-time champions Selangor 2-0.

When asked to comment on the video that went viral showing him picking up rubbish, Syed Saddiq said it was not planned but spontaneous and he hopes that it will become the practice of supporters while at the stadium.