Cham­pion de­fies sumo pro­to­col

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - SPORT -

– The highly cer­e­mo­nial and or­dered world of sumo was rocked yes­ter­day as al­le­ga­tions emerged that one of the sport’s wor­shipped grand cham­pi­ons smashed a beer bot­tle over a fel­low wrestler’s head.

Mon­go­lian “yokozuna”, or grand cham­pion, Haru­ma­fuji, is­sued an apol­ogy be­fore the Ja­panese me­dia, as of­fi­cials said they were prob­ing the in­ci­dent that has led to his ab­sence from an on­go­ing tour­na­ment.

The an­cient Ja­panese sport has an ex­tremely strict pro­to­col. –


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