Four players in the Japanese Basketball team have jettisoned their positions for patronising sex workers.

They were sent home from their Asian Games basketball team for reportedly paying for sex with women in a Jakarta hotel.

The players left the athletes’ village following their game against Qatar on Thursday to eat at a restaurant where they met a Japanese-speaking local, who told them about a bar where they could meet women, according to news agency Kyodo News.

The quartet, who were wearing their team uniforms, spent a couple of hours at the bar before checking into a hotel with four women, staying there until Friday morning.

Officials named the players as Takuya Hashimoto, Keita Imamura, Yuya Nagayoshi and Takuma Sato.

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“The Japan National Olympic Committee decided to withdraw their accreditation and send them back to Japan,” Yamashita said.

“We have a specific disciplinary code, it’s a clear breach of the code of conduct for the Japanese delegation. The athletes should be role models of society, not only in the sporting venues but also on other occasions.”

Yamashita said the Japanese Olympic Committee took the issue of discipline in their team very seriously.

“A day after our arrival here the Chef de Mission and other top officials told the athletes that they had to be role models in Jakarta,” he said.

“It’s disappointing that after that instruction and encouragement, this kind of issue happened, I deeply apologise to the Japanese people as the head of the delegation.”

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