Kwansei Gakuin Rejects Nihon Univ. Explanation over Ugly Tackle


Nishinomiya, Hyogo Pref., May 17 (Jiji Press)--Kwansei Gakuin University on Thursday rejected a written response by Nihon University to its complaint about a dangerous tackle on one of its players by a Nihon University player in a recent American football match that pitted the archrivals against each other.

During a press conference in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, Kwansei Gakuin expressed its intention to demand that Nihon University give an additional response by May 24.

The response "did not resolve our questions and doubts and thus cannot be judged as sincere at the moment," Kwansei Gakuin said.

The Kwansei Gakuin Fighters sent a complaint on May 10, calling for an explanation and apology for the dangerous act that injured a Fighters player, and the Nihon University Phoenix made the response on Tuesday.

The Phoenix said in the written response: "We have never taught players to play rough intentionally. We demand that players give their all based on rules."

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