The reasons are various. Owners of city and provincial clubs in the K-League box office are being booed.
Suwon FC owner Lee Jae-joon, mayor of Suwon, has a unique case. Mayor Lee was even baptized with booing at the Suwon World Cup Stadium, the home stadium of Suwon Samsung, rather than Suwon Sports Complex, the home stadium of Suwon FC. Mayor Lee visited the match between Suwon Samsung and Gwangju FC on the 25th of last month. Suwon Samsung is a local rival to Suwon FC and at the same time a corporate team, it has little to do with this market. However, on this day, the poetry celebration was with Gyeonggi-do Governor Kim Dong-yeon.
When the name of the mayor was mentioned before the game, Suwon fans booed. And Mayor Lee grabbed the microphone and said, “I wish Suwon Samsung’s victory and victory,” and frowned. In addition, the mayor Lee insisted on sharing the Suwon World Cup Stadium with Suwon FC and Suwon Samsung since last year, and he was forced to receive even greater booing.
Mayor Lee also visited Suwon FC’s home opening game on the 4th. Mayor Lee replaced general manager Kim Ho-gon, who led the team until last season. In this process, Suwon City and Suwon FC supporters have built a confrontational angle. Mayor Lee said on the homepage right before the game, “I am well aware that the fans are greatly uncomfortable with the remarks in Suwon City amidst big and small issues. I apologize belatedly, saying, “Regardless of the past process, I sincerely respect and feel the moral responsibility as the owner.” 안전놀이터
The same goes for K-League 2 Gyeongnam FC. Gyeongnam played their home opener against Bucheon FC at the Changwon Soccer Center on the 1st. On this day, the club’s owner, Park Wan-soo, governor of South Gyeongsang Province, was in charge of the city axis. Gyeongnam fans hung a hook in the stands, pointing out the club’s problems that had surfaced since the end of last year. Gyeongnam revealed problems such as sexual harassment within the club and bullying at work, as well as embezzlement due to a specific audit by Gyeongnam-do. However, the punishment or measures were nothing more than a cotton bat, and Gyeongnam fans pointed it out. This is the reason why Gyeongnam fans booed fiercely during Governor Park’s poetry celebration. Gyeongsangnam-do is known to have protested against the geolgae.
Gangwon FC owner Kim Jin-tae, governor of the province, was also booed at the Ulsan Hyundai match on the 5th. It is the aftermath of the failure to renew the contract between Baek Ji-hwa and former CEO Lee Young-pyo, who promoted the construction of a soccer-only stadium when they were former governors. It is no exaggeration to say that he is almost the only one in the box in the box office of the K-League.