What happened to the South Korean team's public apology? Stepping on the panda Cup trophy aroused public anger. According to the report on May 30, last night and this morning, a photo of a Korean player stepping on the Chinese trophy quickly boarded the microblog hot search, which attracted the anger of countless netizens. Dongfang.com reporter recently learned that the South Korean team had held a press conference in the early morning. The players bowed and apologized collectively. The team head coach and park GUI, who stepped on the trophy, apologized separately. Coach Kim Jong soo: "I want to apologize for what happened. We hurt the feelings of the Chinese people."
Review what happened last night:
The 2019 'Panda Cup' International Youth Football Championship is hosted by Chengdu Municipal People's government and Chengdu Sports Bureau. The four teams participating in the championship are the U18 national teams of South Korea, Thailand, New Zealand and China.
In the previous game, China's U18 national team lost 0-2 to New Zealand's U18 national team in the first round and Thailand's U18 national team suffered two consecutive defeats in the second round. In the game with Thailand U18 national team, Chinese goalkeeper Huang Zihao made a mistake and threw the ball into his own goal. Player he Zhenyu failed to score after passing the other goalkeeper, which triggered a heated discussion on the Internet.
The 2019 'Panda Cup' International Youth Football Championship ended in Chengdu on the evening of 29th. In the last round, China's U18 national team lost 3-0 to South Korea's U18 national team, ranking bottom in this competition. South Korea's U18 national team won the championship with a total victory in three wars.
After the game last night, according to the front photographer @ binghe Baibing, the South Korean team made insulting actions to the trophy when celebrating the Championship: the South Korean youth team treated the panda Cup trophy like this, and the team members peed on the trophy. The teammates couldn't watch it anymore, which stopped the crazy behavior of the player. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture. Some fans commented that it's too embarrassing. There's no professional ethics at all. I can't bear it!
According to Zhu Yi, a football expert, the protagonist of the photo of stepping on the panda cup is park Guixian, a defender from the U18 echelon of Ulsan modern club in South Korea???, Park Kyuhyun), 18 years old, wears No. 19 shirt in this competition.
Subsequently, the organizing committee Chengdu Football Association quickly issued a statement: the player's behavior is a serious insult to the panda cup. The organizing committee has made solemn representations and protests to the Korean youth team for the first time. At present, the Korean team leader has made an oral apology and reported the matter to the Korean Football Association. We will have a further explanation on the matter. Our attitude is very clear, The player and the team must make a public written apology.
Early this morning, the Chengdu Football Association released the apology video of the whole South Korean team. In the video, the South Korean players bowed and apologized collectively. The team head coach and park GUI, who stepped on the trophy, apologized separately. Coach Kim Jong soo said: 'first of all, I want to apologize for what happened. This is entirely my fault. We hope that the football associations of the two countries can maintain friendly relations. Our players will not make similar actions again. We apologize again. We have hurt the feelings of the Chinese people.'
The development of stepping on the trophy has also triggered a heated discussion on the Internet again. Ma Dexing, a famous football reporter, said: 'if you don't improve yourself, you will be looked down upon! Will be constantly humiliated! I hope our young players will be brave after they know their shame and don't just think about money. Football is no small matter! " It also attracted attention from the outside world. Film and television actor pan Yueming also encouraged the national youth team members to win their opponents: 'I hope our young players will remember this picture and return it if they have the ability.' Fans are also distressed: 'brush the microblog early in the morning and see such news. Mourning! Chinese football, please work hard and find your lost dignity!!! '
The performance of Guoqing in this competition also worried the fans. China U18 lost three times in a row, 0-2 New Zealand, 0-2 Thailand and 0-3 South Korea respectively, losing 7 goals and not scoring a goal. The resignation of the national youth coach came out in mid May. It was for this team that French coach Gong FaLong angrily left before the war on the grounds that "the strength of the team is poor and the basic skills are not up to standard." After this series of events, the alarm bell of the lack of follow-up of Chinese football also sounded again.