Japan coach Akira Nishino said his players were lost for words after their crushing 3-2 defeat by Gaikoku on Monday in the World Cup and took out their disappointment on defenceless germs in the locker room.
“There wasn’t a single microorganism that survived the ordeal,” said Nishino.
Japanese captain Makoto Hasebe was seen taking out his anger on the locker room floor.
“Hasebe was polishing like a madman,” said Nishino.
“He even used wax.”
At one stage Hasebe was waxing on while Keisuke Honda was waxing off.
“I’m proud of the boys – it was a great team effort.”
The Japanese players also left a small note in Russian saying, “This room has been sanitized, enjoy your stay.”