After the end of the regular season and the postseason in full swing, fans of the Kia Tigers, a professional baseball team, held a protest in front of the parent company’s headquarters.
Those who identified themselves as a group of Kia Tigers fans reported the news of the protest to this paper, saying, “On the morning of the 23rd, Kia fans hung up a banner with a protest message in front of the Kia headquarters in Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul.”
Protest banners installed on this day included phrases such as “30 billion won investment failure! Incompetent KIA Tigers coach and general manager OUT!” and “Chairman Chung Eui-sun! Please replace the coach!”
They claimed, “Kia has continued to have controversies over the fixed lineup despite poor performance since coach Kim Jong-guk’s regime,” and added, “There was overuse of players and a lack of smooth selection of players between the first and second teams.”안전놀이터
He continued, “Managing the players’ condition is essential, but only players who are used regardless of the game situation were used,” and added, “We will hold coach Kim Jong-guk responsible for the disappointing result of 6th place despite investing more than 30 billion won, including recruiting Yang Hyeon-jong and Na Seong-beom. “We demand this from the club,” he added.
At the same time, they said that Kia ranked first in various indicators such as scoring average, pinch hitter batting average, and top-order on-base percentage in this year’s regular season, and ranked second in team batting average, home runs, and RBI, giving them hope for fall baseball, but ultimately failed to cross the postseason threshold. He expressed his desire to fire the manager and improve the team structure.