Tokyo (AFP) – Japanese midfielder Yuki Kobayashi apologized to Qatari officials for the “misunderstanding” after accusing the referee of threatening to kill him.
Kobayashi, who plays for Al Khor in the Qatar Stars League, said he “will kill you” when the referee appealed the corner in the second half after the team lost to Al Gharafa 3-1 on Monday. Told. game.
However, the player withdrew the accusation on Thursday, saying he met with officials and noticed that the referee actually said, “I tell you.”
“I’m listening to the discussion between me and him. There is a misunderstanding about his words that I kill you as I hear, but the sound I speak to you,” he tweeted. ..
Kobayashi, who has eight Japanese caps, claimed in a deleted tweet that the referee had shaken off complaints that the ball last touched the opponent. This is a new rule. “
The midfielder said he laughed before the referee said, “You are my opponent, I’m going to kill you.”
Japanese star Keisuke Honda provided support for his former international teammate on Twitter and replied: It’s incredible what the referee said to you. “
But on Thursday, Kobayashi apologized to the referee “for all tweets and situations.”
“I love Qatar and I love living and playing here. I didn’t really face any problems here. Everyone respects me,” he added.
28-year-old Al-Khor joined Al-Khor from Belgium’s Worsland Beberen last September after spending three seasons with Heerenveen in the Netherlands.
– Soccer Sports
Kobayashi of Japan apologizes for threatening the referee to kill him
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