The KIA Tigers team experienced controversy over the high-five event with fans at the ‘Tiger Family Festival’, a fan appreciation festival. There was so much controversy that KIA Director Shim Jae-hak posted an apology in his own name. Among them, KIA pitcher Jeong Hae-young, who put the most effort into fan service, also posted a personal apology.도메인

KIA held the Tiger Family Festival, a fan appreciation event, at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on October 28.

While a high-five event was held between the fans and the players, controversy arose as some players reportedly made inappropriate remarks toward the fans. It is known that he made inappropriate comments about the fans’ appearance and made negative comments about the high-five event

Ultimately, as public opinion regarding this worsened, the KIA club announced an apology in the name of general manager Shim Jae-hak through the club’s SNS on the 30th. As General Manager Shim has always emphasized ‘fans first’, he personally delivered an apology message regarding this controversy over the players.

Director Shim Jae-hak said, “Hello. This is Shim Jae-hak, general manager of the KIA Tigers professional baseball team. “I bow my head in apology to the fans who love and care for the KIA Tigers for the wrong words and actions of some players at the Tiger Family Festival held on October 28,” he said.

Next, General Manager Shim said, “We held a high-five event with the players and fans to express our gratitude to the fans who supported us this season, but during this process, several players made comments and actions that were inappropriate for a professional baseball player. KIA Tigers feels a heavy sense of responsibility for this matter and fully understands it. “We deeply reflect on this incident and will do our best to continue to provide ethics training to our players and create a culture that respects fans.”

Lastly, General Manager Shim apologized, saying, “Once again, I would like to sincerely apologize to the fans who support the KIA Tigers.”

Individual players also apologized through their social media accounts. Kim Seok-hwan posted a post apologizing for the specific words he uttered and explaining the potential for misunderstanding.

In fact, Jeong Hae-young, one of the players who put the most effort into fan service, also posted an apology. Jung Hae-young delighted the eyes of fans by wearing a long wig and dancing with Lee Ui-ri at the Tiger Family Festival.

In her apology posted on her personal SNS, Jung Hae-young said, “I received a post along with a video saying that I said ‘I’m having a hard time’ while giving a high five to Ho Madang. After receiving the video, I am posting this after much consideration as I was worried that it might cause more controversy. “I thought it was right to apologize, even if it was a small controversy, if it was caused by my attitude towards my fans. Above all, I am writing this because I am so sorry that such a controversy arose from the fans I have always treated sincerely.” explained.

Jung Hae-young continued, “First of all, even if there were different circumstances when I said those words, I will not give any other explanation for those words because it seems like an excuse because it stemmed from what I said. If anyone was hurt by my words or disappointed, I would like to apologize. “I’m sorry,” he said in an apology message.

Jung Hae-young once again emphasized her attitude toward her fans. Jeong Hae-young said, “But there is something I really want to tell you. Not only in this issue, but at any event or when I meet fans, there has never been a single moment when I didn’t treat them with sincerity. As always, I tried my best to make this event as enjoyable as possible. I really enjoyed the event from start to finish and felt grateful. It is my sincere belief that my attitude towards my fans will not change in the future, as it has been until now. “If anyone has been hurt by what I said, please contact me personally and I will once again offer my sincere apology,” she said.

Although some of the players who made the most controversial comments did not issue an apology, an ironic situation arose where Jung Hae-young, who was generally evaluated as providing good fan service and even danced in front of fans while wearing a wig at the Tiger Family Festival, wrote the most sincere apology. lost. Professional baseball exists because there are fans. Not only baseball skills, but also attitude and attitude towards fans are included in the annual salary received. Some of the players who caused this controversy must reflect painfully.


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