29 Sep '11, 8am

S. Korea football club sorry for banner 'celebrating' Japan quake

S. Korea football club sorry for banner 'celebrating' Japan quake

A South Korean K-League club has apologised to the people of Japan after its fans displayed a banner which made light of the country's earthquake and tsunami disaster. -- PHOTO: AFP SEOUL (AFP) - A South Korean K-League club has apologised to the people of Japan after its fans displayed a banner which made light of the country's earthquake and tsunami disaster. 'We extend our sincere apology to Japanese people and football fans,' Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors said in a statement on its website. A paper banner reading 'Let's celebrate Japan's big earthquake!' in Japanese was hung from the stands occupied by Jeonbuk supporters during Tuesday's Asian Champions League quarter-final second leg against Japan's Cerezo Osaka. The banner was removed about 20 minutes into the game in the south-western city of Jeonju after Cerezo lodged a complaint with organisers. The Japanese club sent a ...

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