Urawa Reds have been ordered to play their next home game in an empty Saitama Stadium in an unprecedented punishment after fans hoisted a "Japanese Only" banner.
Following today's sanction, the club also has banned their supporters from displaying signs and banners of any kind in all competitions for the foreseeable future.
As one of Urawa Reds fans, I'm so embarrassed by the incident.
There is no room for argument.
The biggest problem is the mood of the present team.
The club welcomed shallow players while they broke off with many consistent players, the number of fans who likes such people increased recently, and that mood finally generated these crazy supporters.
Not only the fans concerned but also the club itself has a responsibility in that point.
Although J-League made a decision, this is not a true solution to prevent supporter's troubles.
Supporters of Urawa Reds has a history of dark side many times in the past.
It is necessary to change not from outside but inside the club and supporters.
Somebody may plan to go to the stadium on March 23 to cheer for the team.
I think it's not a good idea.
We should refrain from hot supporting for a while.
I dream someday we Urawa Reds fans will gather in the stadium hand in hand with any kinds of people.
Only the genuine united team can be a champion, and I believe Urawa Reds will be one in the future.