This could be the end of the traditional rivalry “Showdown of Red and Blue.” Not only that, the rich tradition of Nihon University football team, a 21-time national champion, has been severely damaged.

The Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters are not satisfied with the reply from the Nihon University Phoenix regarding the multiple penalties made by a Phoenix defender in their exhibition game on May 6 in Tokyo. A Kwansei Gakuin quarterback was injured on a late hit by the defender, which drew a 15-yard personal foul penalty. The defender then committed two more personal fouls over the next few plays before he was ejected from the game.

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