[sumo] And the snowball starts rollin'..
beauking1 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 4 11:38:06 EDT 2007
I wonder where all of the crowd is that were yappping
about how Asashoryu should accept the tradition or
quit a few weeks back. Rikishi abuse IS traditional.
There is a very thin line between hazing and abuse and
most people do not really know where that line is.
Sumo is in trouble.
--- Moti <kintamayama at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Yamawake Oyakata (ex-Wakanoyama ) is being sued for
> breaking a 30 year -old ex-rikishi's arm. The guy
> was the rikishi in charge of cooking at Musashigawa-
> this was late June.
> Yamawake received many complaints form shindeshi
> that this rikishi was
> being especially mean to them, pushing them around
> and beating them.. "I wanted to show him what it
> like. I went too far", admitted Yamawake Oyakata.
> "This was a case of
> leadership going too far. That is totally
> inexcusable", added
> Musashigawa Oyakata, boss of the stable where it
> happened. He was put
> in an awkward position, as he is heading the
> Tokitsukaze beya
> The rikishi retired immediately, and I am guessing
> it's Koshinoyama.
> I wonder how many of these we'll be having now that
> the cat is out of the bag..
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