Culture of punishment

One of the strongest Sumo wrestlers in the history has been punished for playing soccer with kids, because he was supposed to be taking rest.
Asashoryu is a Mongoria-born wrestler and known for his aggressive fighting style, rule-breaking attitude (a big no-no in Japanese society). Clearly the main purpose of this punishment is to send this message – "Don’t fxxk with us, kid" – from the Sumo association.
I never had real interest in Sumo but watching the foreign-born wrestlers, a sign of internationalization and openness, always entertained me and gave me hope.
It is disheartening to hear such news, especially since I live outside Japan – the magnitude of punishment from local authorities has extra weight, refusal of the whole personality, on all of us foreigners.