I feel really bad for the Japanese team. Don't get me wrong, I hate what happened to Thailand. I think they are a great time that always put their hearts out on court. They are South East Asia's best volleyball team tbh. However, I feel bad for the Japanese team. I am very sure that they have nothing to do with the corruption (allegedly) and the technical difficulties that Thailand suffered the other day. I believe there are hands at work behind the curtains and these players have nothing to do with it whatsoever. But poor them, they are the ones who are suffering the backlash from volleyball watchers all over the world. The YouTube comments were just plain rude towards them.
I feel bad for Saori Kimura most of all. This will be one of her last matches (including the Olympic) and to see one of my favorite players of all time going through such hate before she takes her bow is heartbreaking. We all see how they played their hearts out on court as well. I wish when they qualified to the Olympic, they will show their true worth.