Controversy sparked over Choo Shin-soo (41)’s remarks made public over the weekend is heating up the baseball game even after the holiday season. It is pointed out that as the oldest active member of the Korean Professional Baseball (KBO), he hastily declared an issue that should have been more cautious. Some say that the attack continues even over Choo Shin-soo’s history of drunk driving and the number of times he participated in the national team.
The starting point was a radio interview video released on the 21st. Choo Shin-soo, who appeared on DKNET, a Korean media in Texas, USA, answered questions about the 5th World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team, which was launched earlier, and expressed regret that the generational change within the national team was slow. He said that the current national team’s senior players are worthy of representing the league in terms of skills, but it was conscious that it would be appropriate to include more young and promising players. In this process, he even specifically named the names of Young Guns such as Moon Dong-ju and Ahn Woo-jin, who were not ultimately included in the entry. 온라인바카라
What caused more controversy was what followed. Regarding Ahn Woo-jin, who failed to board the national team due to controversy over school violence, he spoke with the intention that it was difficult to understand the measure and said, “It seems that it is not easy to forgive (emotionally) in Korea. I repented of my mistakes, received punishment, and did everything, but I couldn’t go to the international competition.” Furthermore, towards an unspecified number of players, he also spoke in a tone that said, ‘If juniors are experiencing unreasonable disadvantages, seniors must step out.’
Public opinion was cold. ‘Don’t force forgiveness’ and ‘Professional players have both personality and skill’ followed one after another. It is said that even though the situation of school violence has not been completely resolved, such as not being forgiven by some victims, a third party hastily stepped forward.
Criticism of Choo Shin-soo’s history of drunk driving in the United States and his contribution to the national team in the past has also grown. Ahn Young-myeong (39), who is in charge of psychological counseling trainer at KT Wiz after retiring from active duty last year, posted on his personal SNS the day before, “Isn’t it better than people who appear in front of you as seniors as if they were proud to take criticism of juniors as work?” The criticism intensified. I deleted the post.