Kumamoto nightclub files criminal complaint against Uruguay rugby players
Japan Times -- Oct 31
A Kumamoto city nightclub filed a criminal complaint Wednesday against players on the Uruguay Rugby World Cup team, alleging they damaged property at the establishment, the nightclub’s lawyer said.

The club, called Bacon Egg, lodged a damage report after two players tackled a club staffer standing by the entrance, who was later diagnosed with a back sprain.

A group of players and others linked to the team visited the club in the early hours of Oct. 14 after their 35-13 loss to Wales at Kumamoto Stadium. Some of them engaged in anti-social behavior, including spilling drinks on DJ equipment and personal computers and tearing apart a stuffed bear, according to the lawyer.

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