GS Caltex manager Cha Sang-hyun after refusal to hire
“Rejected participation as a volleyball player” One voice
The women’s professional volleyball coaches announced that they would not shake hands with the acting supervisor of IBK Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK), Kim Sani (left), who caused a ‘rebellion’ controversy. Kim’s position is getting narrower as the directors are urging the normalization of the situation.
GS Caltex manager Cha Sang-hyun took the action first. Coach Cha rejected acting Kim, who was waiting for a handshake on the court ahead of the IBK match held at the Hwaseong Gymnasium on the 27th. It is customary for the coaches of both teams to shake hands before and after the match. Coach Cha did not say hello until the end of the match.
Managers say they will continue refusing to shake hands until the situation normalizes. Kim Jong-min, director of the Korea Expressway Corporation, who will face IBK at home on the 2nd, also made it clear that he refused to shake hands.
In a phone call with the Seoul Shimbun on the 30th, coach Kim said, “What should not happen should be rectified as soon as possible,” he said. He continued, “Even before coach Cha refused to shake hands, I thought, ‘I don’t think I should shake hands either.’
Lee Young-taek, director of KGC Ginseng Corporation, and Kang Sung-seong, director of Hyundai E&C, also expressed their intention of refusing to shake hands. In addition, Kim Hyung-sil, director of Pepper Savings Bank, the ‘oldest’, also bitterly said, “IBK is shaking hands.”
The Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO) held a reward and punishment committee at the Sangam-dong office in Seoul on the 2nd to issue a disposition for Song-hwa Jo (right), who caused controversy. It is not compulsory to attend, so it is unlikely that Songhwa will attend. However, it seems that he will reveal his views in writing as he has to explain before the reward and punishment committee is held.
Earlier, on the 16th, Song-hwa Jo left without permission in protest against former manager Seo Nam-won. The club tried to voluntarily terminate the disciplinary action against Jo Song-hwa, but the tense confrontation continued as Song-hwa Cho refused written consent.
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