From clappers to truck protests… Heungkuk Life Insurance fans protesting the manager’s resignation

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Some fans of Heungkuk Life Insurance are protesting against the manager’s resignation. 

Fans who introduced themselves as the ‘Women’s Volleyball Happiness Group’ gathered their own money and started a truck protest on the 6th. On the truck, phrases such as ‘Volleyball is not a sports paper, a club’s play with dolls’, ‘Intervention in player selection is obvious,’ ‘Heungkuk Life’s strange hardship, the parent company Taekwang’s chairman’s mouth’ are exposed. 

They said, “Heungkuk Life Insurance and Taekwang Group, the parent company, exercised their authority, such as ordering players by text message. When this order was not accepted, the manager was dismissed for an unclear reason during the season.” While watching the process, many professional women’s volleyball fans and Heungkuk Life Insurance fans felt great anger at the behavior of the parent company, Taekwang Group.” 

In addition, “I sincerely hope that this protest will help to improve the incorruptible management method of the Heungkuk Life Insurance team.” “The fans were not disappointed with the players. It is gaining great strength. I was disappointed with the team’s parent company, Taekwang Group, who was acting abnormally against the professional volleyball team.” 

Fans also expressed dissatisfaction with the manager’s replacement in the GS Caltex match held at Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon on the 5th, when the team won by a set score of 3-2. 

The game against GS Caltex was the first game the club played after the team fired coach Kwon Soon-chan on the 2nd. Some fans distributed self-made clappers to spectators entering the arena. The clapper contained the phrases ‘Happy Volleyball’ and ‘Fans cheer and support the players’. According to officials, the clapper was prepared by Kim Yeon-kyung’s fan club. A total of 2,000 copies were prepared that day, and the clapper distribution will continue until the Hyundai Engineering & Construction Exhibition on the 11th.  안전놀이터

The reaction of the team is the same.  

Libero Kim Hae-ran said, “I’ve felt the (Kim Yeo-il) intervention from the general manager (Kim Yeo-il) before. In fact, the players knew from before (this incident occurred). There were many players who were hurt by the club’s intervention. I was like that too.” Confessed. He then added, “(Kwon Soon-chan) seems to have felt ignored from the director’s point of view. I hope this will never happen again.” 

Kim Yeon-kyung also said, “There was an intervention this season as well, and there were games that were lost as a result.” I am so ashamed of what has happened recently with Heungkuk Life Insurance. I hope this will never happen again.” 

Heungkuk Life Insurance announced on the 6th that it had appointed Kim Ki-jung, who served as head coach at Heungkuk Life Insurance for four years from 2018, as the next command tower. 

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