The unilateral decisions of the government and local governments are causing public outrage in the K League.
Jeonbuk Hyundai supporters held up banners that read 카지노“Spoil the Jamboree, Spoil Jeonbuk!” and “Cooperate with Mr. Kwan-young? It’s a sign of intimidation” before the 25th round Hana OneQ K League 1 match against Incheon United at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on June 6. Before kickoff, they even chanted, “Get the hell out of here, Kim Kwan-young!” to show their displeasure.
The protest was for a good reason.
“After considering the capacity and travel conditions, we decided to hold the concert at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 11th, the day of the farewell ceremony,” Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo-gyun said at a press conference at the Jamboree Press Center on the 6th. “The Jeonbuk Hyundai Football Team was scheduled to play a home game around the K-pop concert, but we are grateful that (the team) decided to move the game to another stadium,” said Jeonbuk Governor Kim Kwan-young, adding, “We will mobilize all the resources of Jeonbuk, including medical and firefighting, so that the K-pop concert can be the finale.”
While Kim made it sound like Jeonbuk cooperated, this was not the case. “The club was only notified today. There was no consultation.” It was a unilateral decision by the government and local governments.
Jeonbuk will play Incheon in the FA Cup quarterfinals on Sept. 9 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium. They also have a K League 1 26th round match against Suwon Samsung on the 12th. However, this decision has made it impossible for them to fulfill their schedule.
Currently, Jeonbuk has asked the Korea Football Association and the Korean Professional Football Association to postpone the FA Cup and K League, respectively. The problem is that this will also affect the schedules of Incheon and Suwon. If they don’t postpone, they’ll have to play their matches at other, hastily arranged venues other than Jeonju World Cup Stadium. If they postpone, Incheon and Suwon won’t be able to stick to their schedules. Either way, it’s a major setback for the entire K League.
The Jamboree debacle was caused by incompetent administration by the government and local governments. There is no reason why the K League, which has nothing to do with the event, should suffer.
As Kang Mo, a female fan of Jeonbuk Hyundai in her 30s, said, “I’m also angry about the unilateral notice. The players will be preparing for the game according to the schedule, but I feel like they are disrespecting our club. Fans also schedule everything according to the K League schedule. “There are plenty of places to hold K-pop concerts in Iksan and Gunsan,” he said, adding that the turf would be ruined.
This year, domestic soccer has been hit hard by various government events. Most recently, Busan I-Park was the victim of the Coupang Play series. This time, it’s Jeonbuk.
The stadium was packed with spectators despite the heat and heavy rain. The majority of them are voters or would-be voters in Jeonbuk. Governor Kim is not to be trifled with.