[스포츠니어스 | 전주=김현회 기자] The atmosphere in Jeonju was brutal.
Jeonbuk Hyundai lost 1-2 to Pohang Steelers in the Hana 1 Q K-League 1 2023 match at Jeonbuk World Cup Stadium on the 1st. Ryu Jae-moon scored the first goal, but conceded one goal to Baek Sung-dong and collapsed by conceding another goal to Jeka shortly before the end of the second half. With the loss of the match on this day, Jeonbuk Hyundai could not come out of the sluggish situation of 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses. The last 2 losses
Before the game, Jeonbuk Hyundai fans hung the hangings prepared before the players entered. The phrase was terrifying. It was a message strongly urging the resignation of director Kim Sang-sik and CEO Heo Byung-gil. ‘Director runs away/CEO denies Dak Gong’ ‘Audiences leave because of dishonest management’ ‘Director and CEO resignation more dire than generation change’ ‘I don’t support Kim Sang -shik Heo Byung-gil’ ‘Kim Sang-shik Heo Byung-gil out’ ‘Kim Sang-sik says you are our Jeonbuk coach’ Various flags such as ‘It’s a shame’ were hung.
Even during the game, Jeonbuk fans did not cheer. From time to time, only slogans were shouted: ‘Get out of Kim Sang-sik’ and ‘Get out of Heo Byung-gil’. Along with the message of sorry for the former players who left the team recently, the message to protect Choi Chul-soon was also taken. This is the phrase ‘I’m sorry we can’t protect Lee Yong-gi, Bo-kyung’ and ‘CHULSOON_STAYSTRONG’. The first half ended with Jeonbuk leading 1-0, but the atmosphere was dark. There was no half time event.
A disgraceful flag was hung before the start of the game. The contents of the hanging hung behind the bench where director Kim Sang-shik was standing. Along with the message ‘Share for free with the FA Cup winning manager’, he pointed to coach Kim Sang-sik standing next to him with an arrow. However, this hanging was soon removed, and instead, the uniforms of the players who had left or were said to be leaving Jeonbuk were hung instead. The costumes of Lee Yong, Choi Cheol- soon, and Lee Seung-gi took the place of this hanging.
Lee Gyeong-geun (39 years old), a 25-year-old Jeonbuk Hyundai fan, hanged this pendant. Lee Kyung-geun Mr <스포츠니어스>“Coach Kim Sang-sik sent players who had been with the team for a long time as free agents, and even sent them to other teams while paying their salaries. “We are sending players out in the name of generational change,” he said. At first, I thought of several other phrases, then adapted them to fit the rhyme, and my friends also gave me advice. And then I came up with this hanging,” he said.
Mr. Lee Kyung-geun said, “Originally, my season ticket seat is here.” “When the players warmed up before the game, I hung the uniforms of Lee Yong, Choi Chul-soon, and Choi Bo-kyung. I had to reserve a seat because someone might hang another one, and when the players warmed up and went in, I wanted to hang up their uniforms and deliver a message of support. And after the players warmed up and went in, they were covered with a gag for the resignation of coach Kim Sang-sik. About start of the game, a security guard came and asked to remove the hanger. “The players said, ‘They don’t want this hook,'” he said.
At the same time, he said, “I have no desire to fight the players,” and “so I told the security guard, ‘I’ll take just 15 more minutes to knock him down. At that time, it was on the kick-off, but it was only brought down until the 15th minute of the first half with the manager’s resignation hanging in the balance.” Mr said. Lee Kyung-geun, “I have been watching football since Jeonbuk Hyundai was very bad, and in doing so, Choi Chul-soon and other players grew and became the current team. Even now, he is a competitive player, but there are many stories about Choi Chul-soon leaving the team. The coach has also played for a long time in Jeonbuk and even coaches, but he sends veterans out for reasons that are hard to learn.”
Mr said. Lee Kyung-geun, “If the demand for the coach’s resignation is not fulfilled, I believe that I will probably hang this hook in the next game.” Not that not everyone does it this way, but the coach has suffered because of the achievements he made while playing in Jeonbuk. But now I think we have come to a situation where it is difficult to turn back. If there is no change in the team, I think I will bring this hook again to the next game.” He said, “I’m very worried because I think the culture and history of Jeonbuk Hyundai might collapse. I hope the club will listen to the fans’ stories.”
At the start of the second half, Jeonbuk Hyundai fans chanted “Kim Sang-shik get out,” and Pohang fans responded with a slogan, “Common sense forever.” Then, a supporter from Jeonbuk Supporters held a megaphone and protested to the Pohang supporters. When Pohang scored an equalizer in the 12th minute of the second half, Jeonbuk fans once again chanted the resignation of the coach and representative. Jeonbuk fans did not cheer throughout the game except for the resignation of manager Kim Sang-sik and CEO Heo Byung-gil. As soon as the game ended, coach Kim Sang-sik went straight to the locker.