Sumo wrestler warned after dish-smashing tantrum
May 19, 2008 11:52am CST
Stay away from sumo wrestler who just lost a bout! The Japan Sumo Association (JSA) warned Wakanoho about his behaviour on Monday after the 19-year-old's temper got the better of him following a loss a day earlier. "I get a bit upset when I lose," the giant Russian told reporters. "I don't want to break things, but when I see dishes and stuff I just have to smash them." What do you think of that? I think that it could have been worse... Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080519/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_sumo_tantrum;_ylt=AuknYVwF893qpkADnHLAF8ftiBIF
20 May 08
Well, for Americans who are tiered of reading about badly behaved baseball and basketball players and Brits who are tiered of borish socer players, this bit of news should come as something of a "Smug Maker." - Badly behaved sports stars are almost universal including in "peaceful" Japan, and in Sumo, a sacred ritual as much as it is a sporting phenomenom. I think this is to expected when you give young kids who have not developed much maturity too much money and put them in a situation where nobody is willing to tell them off for behaving badly. Sports is filled with too many situations of young kids breaking down or turning into total brats because nobody treated them for who they were and were too concerned with making money out of them. Incidentally, I'm not against money in sport. Nothing wrong with making money but you need to have people around the kids who will help to cope with the preasures that their celebrity status will bring.