Choo Shin-soo (41, SSG) had a great influence. Two days have passed since his interview was released, but the atmosphere is still hot.
Choo Shin-soo recently appeared on the radio program ‘DKNET’ in Dallas, Texas, USA, and revealed his beliefs about the selection of the national team for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
In particular, remarks about Ahn Woo-jin are arousing anger among baseball fans. 스포츠토토
Last year, Ahn Woo-jin rose to the league ace with an overwhelming record of 15 wins, 8 losses, an ERA of 2.11, and 224 strikeouts in 196 innings in 30 games. He won the Golden Glove in the pitching category and was the first choice in the WBC selection if only his skills were considered.
However, Ahn Woo-jin virtually lost his qualifications to be selected for the national team due to the issue of school violence during Whimoon High School. In the case of the WBC, which does not have the right to select players from the Korea Baseball Softball Association, there is no problem with Ahn Woo-jin’s participation. However, the KBO did not include An Woo-jin in the final 30 entries, conscious of the bad public opinion related to the school violence issue.
Choo Shin-soo said, “It is the job of Korean baseball to create opportunities to go abroad by showing your face at international competitions. That is very regrettable.” He is a player with the talent to become the next best player after his seniors.”
Choo Shin-soo continued, “(Ahn Woo-jin) obviously did something wrong and it’s very sad to see it as a third person.
Then, he explained the situation, “Rather than covering (Ahn Woo-jin), it seems that it is not easy to forgive in Korea. If a person made a (mistake) when he was young, he would repent of his mistake, be punished, and be suspended from a business trip, but he would not be able to participate in international competitions.”
The reaction of fans to this part is generally cold. This is because An Woo-jin’s case is not 100% over. There are still victims who suffer from school violence.
So, the anger of the fans has not subsided. Even two days after Choo Shin-soo’s interview was released.