Shin-soo Choo (40, SSG Landers) defended Woo-jin An (23, Kiwoom Heroes), a junior who was not named on the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team list due to controversy over school violence, and faced a strong backlash. there is.
On the 21st, Choo Shin-soo appeared on DKNET, a Korean radio station in Dallas, USA, and expressed his regret about Ahn Woo-jin’s withdrawal from the national team, saying, “It is not easy for Korea to forgive.”
Ahn Woo-jin must be one of the best pitchers in Korea in terms of skills, enough to win his first Golden Glove in the 2022 season. However, the controversy over school violence during Whimoon High School has not yet been cleaned up, and on the 4th, the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) eventually announced the final list of 30 WBC national team members excluding An Woo-jin.
Choo Shin-soo expressed the expression “unreasonable” about Ahn Woo-jin’s exclusion from the national team and argued that “seniors should step out for juniors”.
However, the public reaction was cold. 안전놀이터 The remark itself in defense of the controversial player was wrong, but the fact that the person who made the remark was Choo Shin-soo, who had a history of drunk driving, was also pointed out and harsh criticism poured out.
Due to this remark, Shin-soo Choo became a victim of his past mistakes, such as a criminal record and controversy over the national university.
Netizens commented, “Is Choo Shin-soo himself easily forgiven after drunk driving, so such remarks come out easily?”, “It is amazing that a person who was exempted from military service and did not show his face in the national team puts these words on it”, “Drunk driving to the national team operated with public tax money.” , School violence and violent crime history should all be expelled”, “This message and messenger are both strange”, raising their voices of criticism.
Senior baseball players were not alone. According to MK Sports on the 24th, a retired senior in the baseball world said, “It’s not because the seniors don’t know. Shin-soo Choo overlooked the fact that the victim’s wounds could become bigger if he rushed forward. He should have considered the victim’s feelings.”