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This Picture Of Fans Cleaning The Stadium After Aizawl's Historic I-League Win Is Going Viral For All The Right Reasons

So much to learn.

01/05/2017 3:35 PM IST | Updated 01/05/2017 4:25 PM IST
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On Sunday night, Aizawl FC, a hitherto little-known club from a remote corner of the country with a shoe-string budget made history. They were crowned the I-League champions.

While social media is still in disbelief and celebrating their victory, there's one particular picture from the stadium that has gone viral.

The photograph shows the fans cleaning up the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Shillong after the match.

"Thank you Aizwal football fans for cleaning the trash after the match yesterday ... speaks volumes of your attitude. We, the rest, should learn from them," a fan wrote on Facebook, with the picture from the stadium.

The photograph has been shared nearly 500 times at the time of writing this.

Although Aizawl FC drew with Shillong Lajong 1-1 in a highly- anticipated match, they went on to clinch the title as they topped the league with 37 points. A club whose budget is just around Rs 2 crore (Mohun Bagan spent the same amount in buying Sony Norde), it's an achievement of enormous proportion for Aizawl.

The feat is comparable to the unheralded English Premier League side Leicester which won the title in the 2015-16 season after they were on the verge of relegation the previous year.

The club may have won the trophy, but now its fans are winning hearts.

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