‘Billiard Goddess’ Cha Yoo-ram suddenly entered the power of the people, causing a stir in the professional billiards world. The news is that even the enactment of a law to regulate the political behavior of active players is being discussed.
Sports Seoul announced on the 20th that the so-called ‘tea tour’ would appear in the professional billiards world. As an active player playing on the professional stage entered politics without a declaration of retirement, there was a voice calling for a regulation at the level of the Professional Billiards Association (PBA).
In a telephone interview with Sports Seoul, PBA Secretary General Kim Young-jin said, “Billiard is an individual sport, so there are no separate political rules like other professional sports.” planned,” he said. “There have been many opinions that the political system needs to be overhauled in the league due to this incident,” he explained.
The media saw that the process of Cha Yoo-ram’s entry into the power of the people was not flexible. Cha Yoo-ram belongs to the Welcome Savings Bank Wellbang Phoenix, which participates in the PBA team league, and was about to prepare for the 2022-2023 season by forming a team with six players from the same team. However, it is said that the situation with Welbang Phoenix was twisted when Cha Yu-ram notified the team of his decision to “enter the political world” only the day before his enlistment. The media said, “The Welbang club hastily placed Cha Yoo-ram as a release player and then appointed another player as a replacement.” It wasn’t just the club that was struggling. The PBA side also suffered confusion, saying, “If Cha Yoo-ram expresses his intentions to Welbang early, he will be released as a player according to the (draft) procedure. he complained It is known that Cha Yoo-ram did not mention his retirement or not to the association or the club.
Cha Yoo-ram visited the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul on the 13th with an application for membership. Prior to the meeting of the People’s Power Central Election Countermeasures Committee this morning, a welcome ceremony was held for Cha Yoo-ram. (Reported on May 13th)
He said, “I have been a billiards player for over 20 years and am a working mother raising two children. I felt how important the role of the government is in running a small company. For the past 5 years, I have not received free corporate sponsorship, so I am nurturing elite players in all fields. This is stagnant. I thought it would be good if someone could represent the voice of a suffering cultural athlete.”
Several stories circulated about his sudden political move, and there was also a report that Cha Yoo-ram contacted Lee Jun-seok and that his support for this election was being explored.
Cha Yoo-ram is working as a special assistant to the election committee ahead of the June 1 national simultaneous local elections and the parliamentary by-election to be held next month. She helps with campaigns and public relations.
Some professional sports, such as soccer, stipulate that “players must maintain political neutrality” through the articles of incorporation.
Article 5 (Political Neutrality and Prohibition of Discrimination) of the Articles of Association of the Korea Professional Football Federation is a provision that stipulates the member’s obligation to be politically neutral. The articles of association of the Korea Football Association, FIFA, and the Asian Football Federation (AFC) also have regulations to the same effect.