Soccer-KFA defends Red Devils, says provoked by rising sun flag (Reuters)

July 31 (Reuters) – The Korean Football Association (KFA) has defended the country’s ‘Red Devils’ supporters group for unfurling a politically-charged banner at Sunday’s East Asian Cup game against Japan and said Japanese fans had incited trouble by raising the ‘rising sun’ flag. Korean fans unfurled a massive banner at Jamsil Stadium that read: ‘A nation that forgets its history has no future’ in an apparent reference to what many South Koreans see as Japan’s unwillingness to acknowledge its wartime and colonial excesses. …

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