In the days since Japan's 3-1 defeat to Qatar in the 2019 Asian Cup final, Japan's soccer media has had plenty of time to unload its takes, whether first, second or simply hot.

But another narrative has emerged on Twitter, with players weighing in on the media's interpretations of the Samurai Blue's runner-up finish.

In other countries it's far from uncommon to watch players mix it up with journalists, fans and even each other as feuds and clapbacks have become a part of the modern sports landscape.