Fans of the Kia Tigers, a baseball team far removed from the ongoing postseason, protested in front of the parent company’s headquarters after the regular season ended.
“On the morning of the 23rd, in front of Kia’s headquarters in Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Kia fans held up banners with protest messages,” the group, which identifies itself as the Kia Tigers Fan Group, told us.
The protest banners read, “Failure to invest 30 billion won! Incompetent KIA Tigers coach and manager OUT!” and “Chairman Chung Eui-sun, please replace the coach!” among others.
“Kia has been facing controversy over its fixed lineup despite its poor performance since Kim Jong-kook took over,” they wrote, adding, “The team has not been able to properly manage player abuse and the smooth transition of players between the first and second teams.”메이저사이트
“It is essential to manage the physical condition of the players, but they only used players regardless of the game situation.” “We demand that the club take responsibility for the disappointing result of sixth place despite investing more than 30 billion won, including the signing of Yang Hyun-jong and Na Sung-beom,” they added.
They added that Kia had raised hopes for fall baseball this year by ranking first in various indicators such as batting average in scoring position, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage in the top of the order, and second in team batting average, home runs, and RBIs, but ultimately failed to cross the postseason threshold, saying they want Kim to be sacked and the club to improve its organization.