It was like a gold medal festival, but the media criticized the violence in Japan violence.
Strong criticism continues in the region over the shocking violence that emerged from the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). In particular, criticism is even louder as it came from the festival atmosphere created by winning a gold medal in baseball at the Tokyo Olympics.
The cause of the violence was the national team’s giant Nakata Shaw (32, Nihon Ham Fighters). It was recently revealed that Shaw assaulted a colleague ahead of a practice match against DeNA Yokohama on the 4th. The club investigated Nakata, his victims, his colleagues and the club’s front desk to confirm the violence.
The beginning was like this. While preparing for the practice game, Nakata and his colleague had an argument, and Nakata suddenly got angry and punched his fellow player.
The Japanese baseball community is shocked. This is because a star player who served as a member of the national team assaulted his teammate. In particular, criticism is mounting as it came just before the NPB resume on the 13th after winning a baseball gold medal at the recently ended Tokyo Olympics.
“Our baseball world is in a festive mood with a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Also, NPB will resume on the 13th. However, there was a violent incident that threw cold water on the ground.”
Recognizing the seriousness of the situation, the Nihon Ham club immediately took disciplinary action. Nakata was immediately ordered out of the practice game and was placed on probation at home. In addition, the club imposed heavy penalties on Nakata for indefinite suspension of the 1st and 2nd Army for violating Article 17 of the NPB Unification Player Agreement.
“I apologize for causing fans to worry about the violence in Nakata,” said Kawamuro Koji, president of Nihonham. Violence is not acceptable in any society, he said. “Nakata may train personally, but he is not allowed to wear the club’s uniform.”
Nakata, who made his debut with Nihon Ham in 2007, has become a representative giant of NPB, hitting double-digit home runs for 10 consecutive years since 2011. He also played for the national team at the 2013 World Baseball Classic and 2015 Premier 12 안전놀이터
This season’s performance is 0.193 four home runs and 13 RBIs in 39 games, and his career record is 0.250, 261 home runs and 950 RBIs in 1,461 games.