‘Japanese only’ — except for the players and coach

J-League football club Urawa Reds put out a big welcome at their soccer stadium Saturday, the 8th. The Reds had this banner hung over their supporter entrance (even though their coach is Serbian and the team has alien players on their roister).

photographs of the ‘Japanese Only’ banner went viral on Saturday with it believed to be aimed at foreign tourists

Fittingly, the Urawa Reds were losers, 0-1.


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8 thoughts on “‘Japanese only’ — except for the players and coach”

  1. Well……at least they had the sense to write it in gaijin-go/engrish instead of Japanese Kanji?

  2. It is truly great to see Japan is getting back to normal.

  3. Sportsmanship at its finest.

    Just reading through some of the comments in the media about this, and the vast majority of Japanese seem to think it’s discriminatory and insulting.

    The Urawa Reds are officially “looking into it” (translation: trying to come up with a plausible excuse).

  4. I’m glad racist football fans aren’t limited to England, Russia, Italy, and the like. (^o^)

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