Volleyball: Thailand vs. Japan -- this is terrible. Watch the video in English.
I think my Japanese friends will be unhappy with this win by Japan. If the US team beat another team like this, I would be unhappy.
This note came from a Thai source.
"You once said that the Koreans are big cheaters. Yesterday the Japanese proved that they can out do the Koreans at least in volleyball. Calling time-out, changing players and making challenges are the tools of the team coach in guiding his team during play. Traditionally these are done manually in direct communication between the team coach and the referees. For this year's Olympic selection in Tokyo, the Japanese have replaced this system by an electronic one whereby the team coach making a request will press buttons on an electronic I-pad like gadget, the signal would go to an official, Japanese, who would have to respond and forward the request to the referee. Yesterday, all requests made by the Thai side at critical junctures did not receive any response. When the Thai coach protested and asked for an explanation, none was given but the referee, a Mexican, said he was out of line and penalised the Thai team by giving free points to the Japanese team. The final points of the winning Japanese team were won by them just standing still while the referee pushed up the score for them, electronically of course. I am sure this guy will go back to Mexico with a full wallet."
※ MichaelYonJP comment: mark the time 2:49