Bad comments to the family → Yeon-eun’s loss, Lee Kang-in’s damage is getting bigger… The Korea Football Association is letting go

February 20, 2024 | by

Lee Kang-in (23, Paris Saint-Germain), the future of Korean soccer, is having a hard time. It has been since it was known that he physically clashed with Son Heung-min (32, Tottenham) who is a senior member of the national team. However, criticism against Lee Kang-in is going too far.

The 2023 Qatar Asian Cup is over, but the “table tennis gate” incident is still hot. The center is Lee Kang-in and Son Heung-min. On the eve of the semifinal match against Jordan of the tournament, Lee Kang-in tried to play table tennis at dinner time, and there was a collision while Son Heung-min stopped it. So far, it has become true. British media The Sun first reported it, and the Korea Football Association acknowledged it. Former Korean national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann and coaches, who were dismissed, also announced the collision between Lee Kang-in and Son Heung-min through interviews with overseas media.

After the incident was known, Lee Kang-in posted an apology on social media, saying, “I should have taken the lead and followed my brothers’ words well, but I’m sorry to show bad performances to soccer fans.”

However, the incident was shocking as it happened between a junior who was nearly 10 years younger than him, especially Son Heung-min, a representative player of Korean soccer. Despite Lee’s apology, soccer fans continue to criticize him. However, the situation is too much. Some soccer fans visited Lee Kang-in’s social media and made personal attacks. It continued until the day before Lee’s birthday (Feb. 19). Even Lee’s family is suffering from malicious comments. Many comments such as “Take care of your younger brother” and “How can family education be like this?” raise eyebrows even as they look normal.

In addition, as if Lee Kang-in was conscious of the controversy in the advertising world, there is a “loss-making situation,” such as lowering the image of Lee Kang-in. The French league broadcaster, where Lee Kang-in plays, also drew attention by excluding Lee Kang-in’s image and “Lee Kang-in’s selection” from the Paris Saint-Germain game. 업소알바

However, the Korea Football Association has yet to announce its exact situation or additional stance. Rather, it seems to be trying to ask questions. Chung Mong-gyu, president of the Korea Football Association, said at the announcement of Klinsmann’s dismissal on the 16th, “(Lee Kang-in and Son Heung-min’s) clash is something that can happen frequently in teams as well. If you criticize too much, it can make the situation worse and worse. They are all young people, and I hope you can help them heal well.”

However, contrary to Chairman Chung’s wishes, the aftermath is still strong. Above all, unproven rumors continue to circulate. Besides the rumors that Son Heung-min grabbed him by the collar and Lee Kang-in swung his fist, provocative stories such as “Lee Kang-in did not pass to Son” and “Some players declared a boycott.” Lee Kang-in already said, “It is not true.” Nevertheless, the story spreads as if it were true.

This is because the facts have not been figured out. It is not about who did it wrong, but it is necessary to understand the exact situation, such as what happened and how it was going, to prevent such rumors from spreading. It will play two consecutive games against Thailand in the preliminary round of the 2026 North-China World Cup Asian region. We need to catch the wrong parts without fail.

If this continues, the damage to Lee Kang-in will inevitably increase. Beyond the criticism of soccer fans, Klinsmann and the coaches, who left Korea, blamed the failure of the Asian Cup on the players, saying, “Everything collapsed due to the collision between Lee Kang-in and Son Heung-min.” Even foreign media are mocking the “table tennis gate” incident. Even domestic politicians who are not related to soccer are criticizing Lee Kang-in.


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