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Ito left out of Japan soccer squad for World Cup qualifier amid sexual assault claim

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Nothing should happen unless he is tried and convicted in a court of law.

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Nothing should happen unless he is tried and convicted in a court of law.

Unfortunately that's no longer the world we live in today. His career is ruined now, either way. Guys: have to be careful and never give in to those urges, especially if a person in the public eye. A single rumour can ruin you.

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"Innocent until proven guilty," once again, does not apply to men accused of this sort of crime.

Just pointing a finger at a guy and screaming "he sexually assaulted me!" is apparently more than enough to destroy his reputation, cost him his job, and at times even land him in jail.

Why bother with all that pesky due-process stuff, right?

This socially acceptable misandry is infuriating.

And if it does turn out that he's undeniably innocent, he should sue the Japanese soccer federation too.

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tora Today  08:36 am JST

Unfortunately that's no longer the world we live in today. His career is ruined now, either way. Guys: have to be careful and never give in to those urges, especially if a person in the public eye. A single rumour can ruin you.

Translation:

If you're a guy who's accused of a sexual crime, and it destroys your reputation and costs you your job and maybe even your freedom, and then it turns out the accusation was completely false ...

... it's your fault anyway.

Just because you're a guy with "urges."

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This is always a tricky situation. We have to accept what she says to be true (not believe, accept), while at the same time giving him the benefit of the doubt. In other words, the presumption of innonce versus the burden of proof. I don't particularly like giving someone accused of sexual assault the benefit of the doubt, but according to the system we have agreed to live by that is what I am obligated to do. I can understand the him being left off the team, though. It would be a distraction in and out of the locker room.

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 Guys: have to be careful and never give in to those urges, especially if a person in the public eye. A single rumour can ruin you.

If the urges are just to get drunk and have a good time, including sex, then I'm all for it.

If the urges are to pressurize naive women into drinking too much and then jumping on them, then no.

If this creates a need for men to distinguish between women who are up for a drunken one-night stand and those who aren't and need to be encouraged to down a few strong ones, then so be it. It will usually be easy to tell the difference between the two

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Total BS

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He should be allowed to keep playing until the woman can prove he's guilty in court.

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Being “investigated” doesn’t mean a lot. Japanese prosecutors throw out more than 99% of cases anyway unless they are 100% sure they can get a conviction.

This guy should stay in France, because his reputation and career in Japan is already ruined and the French seem friendlier to men in similar situations than the rest of the west.

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Personally I'd be happy to skip a trip to north Korea

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Bait click article.

To play as a representative of Japan, you most likely need to be in good standing regarding moral of say Japan. The guy acknowledged himself as not worth it when he said he was being unfaithful to his wife.

You can disagree with it but, for public person, to kiss goodbye to their job as representative of brand&co when caught being unfaithful is common practice in Japan.

It is interesting to see some people which usually love to put themselves as virtue protector now just siding with unfaithful people which they claim to hate. Not that is a first thought. Let's say I do not comprehend this level of hypocrisy, it will save me a bit of puking.

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To play as a representative of Japan, you most likely need to be in good standing regarding moral of say Japan. The guy acknowledged himself as not worth it when he said he was being unfaithful to his wife.

It is interesting to see some people which usually love to put themselves as virtue protector now just siding with unfaithful people

This is very regrettable. Ito has not been charged with anything. His private life is just that - private. No one can judge his "morals". Those who DO judge others private life are always the most immoral folk of all. Always.

This is very disappointing for this young man. I hope he wins his court battles and returns to the field for the Blue Samurai.

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This is very disappointing for this young man. I hope he wins his court battles and returns to the field for the Blue Samurai.

Well I hope the truth comes out of the court battles if there would be.

But I agree what's happening now is disappointing

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