Reinstate Harumafuji into Sumo

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Due to an altercation which occurred at a Sumo after-party where alcohol was involved an assault allegedly took place. The main incident involved a junior wrestler being disrespectful by playing with his phone whilst being lectured by two high ranking wrestlers.

Harumafuji then allegedly assaulted the junior wrestler, Takanoiwa in an effort to chastise him. The media put forth a muddled story of a bottle being involved, or an ashtray and then a karaoke remote. There were stories of a fractured skull and leaking spinal fluid sustained by Takanoiwa but other reports state none of this happened.

This was a trial by media due to the murky past of sumo which has recently gained public trust again. It seems a tradition steeped in a strong culture has buckled to the slander of the media; and where a stablemaster and senior wrestlers in Takanoiwa's stable failed to do their duty in keeping the juniors in line. I am asking for consideration for the reinstatement of Harumafuji as this one act should not overshadow the good he has brought to the sport by being known as a gentle respectful and humble sumo.



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