The Korea Professional Baseball Players Association has apologized for the alcohol scandal during the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
Today (Feb. 2), the association issued an apology to the media on behalf of its president, Kim Hyun-soo, titled “We apologize to the people of Korea and fans of professional baseball.
“As an organization representing professional baseball players, we feel a great responsibility,” the association said, “and we would like to apologize to the people of Korea and the fans who love professional baseball.”
“(We) finished the WBC with a performance that fell short of our expectations, despite the support and interest of the public, and started the league with a heavy heart,” he said, “causing great disappointment and offense to the public and fans.”
“We can’t be called a national team just because we play well,” he said, adding, “We need to be responsible and set an example for others, and we will not let this happen again.”
The association reiterated that “our players will actively participate in the KBO investigation and will do their best to prevent a recurrence.”토토사이트
Recently, there were allegations that players from the Korean national baseball team entered a nightclub in downtown Tokyo, Japan, during the first round of the 2023 WBC tournament.
In response, the KBO investigated all of the players who participated in the WBC, and SSG Kim Kwang-hyun, Doosan’s Jung Chul-won, and NC Lee Yong-chan admitted to drinking and apologized.
However, they claimed that they did not drink alcohol on the eve of the game against Australia, where a spot in the second round was at stake, as reported, and Jung Chul-won in particular claimed that he was not served by a female waitress at the bar.