Myanmar goalkeeper Pyae Lyan Aung sought to stay in Japan rather than return home. Photo: TBS News
Myanmar goalkeeper Pyae Lyan Aung sought to stay in Japan rather than return home. Photo: TBS News
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Myanmar goalkeeper Pyae Lyan Aung seeks refugee status in Japan after displaying three-fingered protest salute

  • While in Japan, the player displayed the three-fingered protest salute, which has become a symbol of opposition to the military junta since the February 1 coup
  • Pyae Lyan Aung travelled to Japan with the national team and on Wednesday told immigration authorities at the airport he did not want to return home

Myanmar goalkeeper Pyae Lyan Aung sought to stay in Japan rather than return home. Photo: TBS News
Myanmar goalkeeper Pyae Lyan Aung sought to stay in Japan rather than return home. Photo: TBS News
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