Controversy is brewing after the North Korean men’s soccer team went overboard and went on a rampage, protesting the referee and threatening the opposing staff during a match at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

North Korea lost 1-2 to Japan and was eliminated in the men’s soccer quarterfinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Xiaoshan Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on the 1st (Korean time).

North Korea gave up the first goal to Kotaro Uchino in the 5th minute of the second half, then Kim Kook-beom equalized in the 29th minute of the second half, but lost after conceding a penalty kick to Yuta Matsumura in the 35th minute of the second half.

North Korea complained of injustice and strongly protested after the penalty kick was awarded at the end of the second half. However, the decision was not overturned, and the North Korean players were very excited and engaged in rough tackling for the remaining time.메이저사이트

The excitement did not subside even after the game ended. Instead of leaving the ground, North Korea ran to the referee as a group and engaged in an action that was close to a brawl. Many players showed excessive behavior, such as pushing referees and grabbing their necks.

There was another controversy. During the game, North Korea’s Kim Yu-sung asked for water from a Japanese staff member who entered the ground to treat an injured player. Afterwards, when the staff did not hand him water quickly, he raised his fist and acted as if he was about to commit violence, so he received a warning.

North Korea’s violent actions were serious issues that could result in disciplinary action in the future.

North Korean coach Shin Yong-nam said in a press conference after the game, “It is true that some players were a little excited,” but he blamed the referee, saying, “But the referee was not fair. This is an insult to soccer.”

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