[sumo] [spoiler] Disturbing disturbances-is the rikishi stoism a
thing of the past?
moti at ozumo.info
Mon Sep 18 14:59:42 EDT 2006
Yesterday after his close loss to Kokkai, Ozeki Kotooushuu let loose
with some words at the far end of the hanamichi. "Kokkai's hand went
down first!! Why wasn't a mono-ii called??", he was heard yelling very
loudly. Today, his Oyakata Sadogatake was called in by the Kyokai
bigwigs and was issued a stern warning considering his pupil's behavior.
In Makushita on day 8, there was a backstage fight after a bout. A 40
year old rikishi (no name given, but it can only be Kotokanyuu..) who
just lost a fierce match riddled with massive harites (slaps) to a 19
year old opponent (I'd say it was Ikioi, both were unbeaten going into
day 8..) came into the shitakubeya, ired by the fact that someone 20
years his junior came after him with fierce harites, wrapped a towel
around his hand and let loose at the young guy. "This is the Oyakatas'
problem. I'd like them to renew their efforts in leadership..", said
head of Educational Guidance Isegahama Oyakata. In the end, the Oyakatas
sorted it out amongst themselves with apologies all around. It seems
Sadogatake Oyakata has his hands full these days..
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