|A picture of South Korea’s Park Sang-young (left) was used to convey the news of his country’s gold medal on a Japanese broadcast. (Fuji TV screen capture) © News 1|
On the 30th, Japan’s Fuji TV had a major accident using a picture of South Korea’s Park Sang-young while delivering the news of their country’s gold medal.
On this day, Fuji TV reported that the national team won the gold medal in the men’s team fencing epee at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In the studio background, there were photos of four players who participated in the men’s team fencing epee, and one of them was Korea’s Park Sang-young (26, Ulsan City Hall).
In particular, the words ‘KOREA’ were clearly written on Park Sang-young’s uniform.
The video and photos were shared with domestic and foreign online communities, collecting a lot of attention.
In Japan, they continued to criticize, saying, “It’s an international shame”, “It’s really embarrassing”, and “Can’t you make a broadcast while hosting the Olympics?”
On the other hand, in Korea, “Why is Park Sang-young out there?” and “I found out that the person in charge is a Korean fan.”
On the other hand, the Korean men’s épée team (Park Sang-young, Kwon Young-jun, Song Jae-ho, and Mase-gun) lost to Japan in the semi-final, but beat China in the 3rd and 4th place match to win the bronze medal.