Champion defies sumo protocol
– 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. –