Every sport has its bad boy (I'm looking at you, Ron Artest), but sumo bad boy Asashoryu Akinori is special.
After a string of bad behaviors including a brawl in a communal bath, being drunk in public and so on, the sumo champ is being accused of ... being "podgy"!
Sumo bad boy Asashoryu, no stranger to public criticism, has been labelled "podgy" in a bizarre attack on the volatile Mongolian.
A popular former wrestler now working as a TV commentator accused Asashoryu of being flabby, even though his 150-kilogram frame is relatively small for the sport.
"He looks podgy," Shuhei Mainoumi told Japanese media. "He doesn't look as buff. When I got flabby I hated being naked and showing off my body -- he looks a bit like that."
Um, maybe this is my naiveté but I thought being podgy is the whole point of sumo wrestling? Link