Excerpt from the shimpan meeting with Hoshoryu:
Shimpan department: You know that you are being called into this meeting to discuss the stare down with Gonoyama.
Hoshoryu: It was just a stare down.
Shimpan department: Stare downs are allowed but that was lasted far longer than a normal stare down.
Hoshoryu: I was just having some fun with my buddy Gonoyama.
Shimpan department: None of that matters. No more stare downs long enough for the people watching to make a sandwich.
Hoshoryu: Okay, okay…. What is my punishment?
Shimpan department: You will lose tomorrow.
Hoshoryu: Lose tomorrow?
Shimpan department: That is correct.
Hoshoryu: That is too severe.
Shimpan department: Normally we would agree but after reading some comments on the sumo forum, we felt we had no choice.
Disclaimer #1: None of the conversation above actually happened.
Disclaimer #2: Happy Friday if it is still Friday where you live.