‘Blocking the Bus’ failed to resolve any conflicts.
Jeonbuk Hyundai lost 1-2 to Pohang Steelers in the 5th round of the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 1st.
The atmosphere before the game was not serious. Jeonbuk Hyundai supporters ‘MGB’ declared a cheering boycott, criticizing CEO Heo Byeong-gil and manager Kim Sang-shik for their recent poor performance. As a result, I couldn’t hear any sound of cheering for Jeonbuk in the match against Pohang. The entire stadium was filled with dissatisfied hooks, and Jeonbuk fans only shouted “Get out Heo Byeong-gil!” and “Get Kim Sang-sik out!”
The results were also the worst. Jeonbuk took the lead in the 16th minute with Ryu Jae-moon’s mid-range shot. There was a chance for an additional goal in the first half, but it was not saved, and in the 12th minute of the second half, Baek Seong-dong allowed an equalizer. Jeonbuk even conceded a come-from-behind goal to Jeka in extra time in the second half, and when the final whistle blew, the stadium was covered with boos.
After the game, Jeonbuk coach Kim Sang-shik said with a firm expression, “It is difficult for Jeonbuk to accept that they lost 3 times in 5 games. I’m sorry I couldn’t give the home fans a win. I will overcome well together with the players.”
Angry Jeonbuk fans all gathered in front of the bus where the coaching staff and players boarded. Fans lined up in a row to block the club’s bus with banners reading ‘Kim Sang-sik exit’. Many people lined up behind the banner, and the bus was quickly surrounded by fans around them. 안전놀이터
Director Kim got on the bus around 4:30. The wait has continued since then. Jeonbuk fans demanded that coach Kim get off the bus. Voices were heard from everywhere saying, “I will never get out of the way until coach Kim comes out.”
The confrontation continued, and the fans’ voices grew louder every time the Jeonbuk front desk got on and off the bus. Even the police arrived at the scene. It was confirmed that some of the fans reported it to the police, but there was nothing the police could do to calm the situation.