Sumo grand champion Harumafuji retires in wake of assault on junior wrestler with a karaoke remote



Mongolian grand champion Harumafuji has decided to retire from sumo after allegations that he assaulted a lower-ranked wrestler and tarnished the image of Japan's national sport.
The news dominated Japanese television talk shows and evening newspapers for weeks as the nation expressed shock at claims against a yokozuna grand champion, whose behaviour in sports and society is expected to be exemplary. 
Harumafuji, 33, was accompanied by his stablemaster Isegahama, who made a tearful apology and said Harumafuji, as a yokozuna - the highest level in sumo - must accept the consequences of... read more

 
29 November 2017 in Sport, Views: 40
Source: Daily Mail
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