Choo Shin-soo (41, SSG, photo) made a remark to the effect that it was ‘difficult to understand’ over the exclusion of An Woo-jin (24, Kiwoom), who had a history of school violence, from the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team, but was met with criticism from baseball fans. hit Choo Shin-soo mentioned that there were no baseball seniors who came out to rescue An Woo-jin, saying, “I am not an adult because I was born first after playing baseball.”스포츠토토
On the 21st, Choo Shin-soo appeared on a program of DKNET, a Korean radio station in Dallas, USA, and talked about the SSG championship last season and the national team participating in the WBC in March. Regarding An Woo-jin, who was not selected for the WBC national team due to a history of school violence in high school, Choo Shin-soo said, “I obviously did something wrong,” but “I play baseball in Korea, but there are many things I don’t understand. It seems that forgiveness is not easy in Korea.” He said, “(Ahn Woo-jin) repented of his mistakes and received a business suspension (disciplinary) and did everything. But I can’t go to the international competition,” he said.
In 2017, when he was in his third year of high school, Ahn Woo-jin was identified as the perpetrator of assaulting a junior in the baseball team at the same school and received a 3-year suspension of qualifications from the Korea Baseball Softball Association. The Korea Sports Council has permanently banned athletes from participating in the Olympics and Asian Games as national representatives. Since the WBC is a tournament organized by the American professional baseball Major League (MLB), it was possible to participate, but the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) did not allow even this. On the 4th of this month, KBO Technical Committee Chairman Beom-Hyun Cho said at an announcement of the final 30 entries for the WBC national team, “We considered not only the player’s skills, but also the symbolic meaning, responsibility, and pride of the national team,” indirectly pointing out that the reason for An Woo-jin’s dropout was because of his history of school violence. explained by
As of 7 p.m. There were more than 1,000 comments, but most of them said that it was difficult to understand Choo Shin-soo’s remarks regarding An Woo-jin.