Tokyo Olympic ‘Hak-Beom Kim’ The Korean national football team lost their first match against New Zealand in the finals. Netizens are arguing over the attitude shown by Lee Dong-kyung, a national team player, right after the match.
Immediately after the match between New Zealand and South Korea in the first round of the Olympic soccer group B match held at Kashima Stadium in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan on the 22nd, New Zealand striker Chris Wood offered a light handshake to the Korean players.
Hwang Ui-jo and others happily accepted Chris Wood’s request for a handshake and laughed. However, Lee Dong-kyung, who was staring at the stadium with a firm expression, ignored Chris Wood’s handshake. At this, Chris Wood moved his seat with a shy expression on his face.
The scene was captured by a relay camera. MBC relay member Ahn Jung-hwan from the national team also left a comment, “(Lee Dong-kyung)’s manners are a bit disappointing…”
The refusal of the handshake scene was made into a gif and quickly spread to various online communities in Korea, and netizens quarreled over Lee Dong-kyung’s behavior.
Most of the netizens reacted, saying, ‘The game can be lost, but his behavior was unsportsmanlike and very disappointing’. Some said, ‘Even if it is due to the Corona 19 quarantine rules, it is possible to refuse a handshake, but it is a pity that he is not polite’.