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Sun Oct 22 18:48:50 EDT 2006
TOKYO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - A Georgian sumo wrestler has been ordered to shave off his beard after opponents complained it was too prickly and spectators grumbled with displeasure.
Kokkai's week-old stubble gave him an unusual edge in practice, prompting his sumo stable-master to take the unusual step of making him shave, Japanese newspapers said on Sunday. "Everyone was saying it hurts," rival Musoyama laughed after getting up close and personal with Kokkai. "The bristles are very hard and prickly. It hurts." if(window.yzq_d==null)window.yzq_d=new Object(); window.yzq_d['v5nKT8tU2a8-']='&U=13apcpalk%2fN%3dv5nKT8tU2a8-%2fC%3d551616.9282617.10063900.2170090%2fD%3dLREC%2fB%3d3989199'; Murmurs of disapproval could be heard from sumo fans when Kokkai appeared for training on the sport's provincial tour but the 170-kilogram Georgian insisted he was no scruff. "My skin is very sensitive," said Kokkai, who had grown a full beard in a week. "That's why it's difficult to shave everyday."
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