Heo Byeong-gil, CEO of Jeonbuk who went to the supporter, but lost his mind “I went because I wanted to hear the story”

While the confrontation between the Jeonbuk Hyundai club and the supporters continued, Jeonbuk CEO Heo Byeong-gil visited the supporters directly, but the meeting did not take place.

On the 10th at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonbuk, who had the 6th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’, defeated Incheon United 2-0. Jeonbuk ended their two consecutive losses against Daegu and Pohang and succeeded in turning the atmosphere around.

However, despite the team’s victory, the conflict with the supporters was still not resolved. Jeonbuk supporters put their anger on the club into action after the loss against Pohang last time. They once again demanded the resignation of CEO Heo Byung-gil and manager Kim Sang-sik, and started a boycott of support with ‘Bomak (blocking the bus)’.

At the time of Beomak, coach Kim Sang-sik was able to leave the stadium after a two-hour confrontation with a supporter, saying, “I will take responsibility.” Representative Huh also posted an apology on Jeonbuk’s official social media (SNS), saying, “I’m sorry for disappointing you.”

The supporters also called for the resignation of CEO Heo and coach Kim with numerous guillotines along with a boycott of cheering in the Incheon game that followed. The club played a cheering song on the amp in the stadium, which rather angered the team. The supporters reacted even more radically by raising a banner saying, “Turn off the AMP, XXs.”

Afterwards, there was an attempt by CEO Huh to meet with the support collider, but the conversation did not take place. On the Jeonbuk supporter community ‘Evergreen’, on the 10th, a post was posted with the title ‘I am a person who was forced to leave work thanks to CEO Heo Byung-gil’. He said that after seeing CEO Heo who visited the restaurant he was running, he left work right away. 안전놀이터

A supporter official said, “CEO Heo went with the club staff, but the owner of the restaurant didn’t want to have a private conversation, so he left work first without meeting him. I know CEO Heo left the store after eating. There is a movement to find them individually,” he said.

CEO Heo, who had a brief phone call with ‘Footballist’ on the 11th, said about visiting the supporter’s business, “I went because I wanted to hear the story, but I couldn’t meet (Collider). It’s not easy to open my heart. “he said.

When asked if he had any plans to make an official meeting with the supporters, CEO Heo replied, “There are no plans at the moment.” He did not receive an answer to the AMP-related question. 

It seems that it is not easy to solve the conflict with the supporters simply by improving the grades. However, for the sake of the team, Jeonbuk has to solve the goal of deep emotion somehow.

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