On the 11th, a confrontation between Heungkuk Life Insurance and IBK Industrial Bank took place in the 5th round of the women’s division of the ‘2022-23 season Dodram V-League’ held at Incheon Samsan Gymnasium.
Heungkuk Life Insurance, which had 60 points, was in first place with ‘Kim Yeon-kyung Power’, but failed to perform properly that day and lost 1-3 to IBK, eventually failing to rise to first place for the first time in the season. It was a catastrophe that occurred two days in a row after Hyundai E&C was caught by Pepper Savings Bank the day before.
From the beginning, the atmosphere on the court of Heungkuk Life Insurance was noticeably cluttered. The situation was favorable enough to be confident of winning first place, but strangely, the game did not solve easily. He barely won the 3rd set in a deuce match, but in the 1st, 2nd and 4th sets, he gave up games in vain. Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena’s offensive firepower did not work out well, and Lee Won-jung’s toss was also shaken.
However, a bigger problem stood out outside the game. On this day, in the middle of the game, there was a dispute between IBK manager Kim Ho-cheol and Kim Yeon-kyung. During the rally, where Heungkuk Life Insurance was ahead with 7-4 in the 3rd set, there was a protest against the opponent team Sol-ah Lee’s double contact dispute.
Captain Kim Mi-yeon was the first to protest to the referee, followed by Kim Yeon-kyung, who protested the decision with rather strong gestures.
The problem was after that. Director Kim Ho-cheol, who misunderstood Kim Yeon-kyung’s gesture, shot Yeon-kyung Kim roughly.
After one operation time, he tried to revive the team atmosphere and resume the game, but coach Kim Ho-cheol lowered his mask and showed anger at Kim Yeon-kyung again.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who was moved by this, refuted, saying, “You didn’t protest against the director, so why are you doing this to me?” Director Kim, who was overly excited, directed a provocation scene by copying Kim Yeon-kyung’s gestures over the net two or three times. The game returned to its original position only after the players and acting manager Kim Dae-kyung ran to appease Kim Yeon-kyung. Shin Yeon-kyung, the captain of IBK, also looked at Director Kim with a shy smile. He had to continue the game anyway.
Afterwards, Kim Yeon-kyung adjusted her facial expression and showed the appearance of concentrating on the game. Director Kim Ho-cheol covered his flushed face with a mask, but he could hardly hide his exasperated expression.
It is natural for a player to protest against the referee during a game. Emotions may run high in the process. However, the decision dispute is a problem that the players and coaches must protest through the referees.
As in the situation at the time, it is difficult to see the opposing team, especially the coach, personally shooting the players on the court and copying the body movements two or three times and showing excessive provocation as a mature volleyball player and command tower. The broadcasters who were watching the scene at the time also pointed out this, saying, “I’m so excited, but I have to stay calm.”
Director Kim, who has nicknames such as ‘Burruk Ho-cheol’ and ‘Tiger Director’ for his strict and stingy guidance, but this situation was not the timing for ‘Burruk’ to come out.
Even if you really think that Kim Yeon-kyung protested excessively, it is standard to inform the referee first and take precautionary measures if the referee judges that it is unfair according to the rules. It is difficult to solve this problem during a game, especially by fighting directly with the players. 스포츠토토
In an interview with reporters after the game, coach Kim Ho-cheol avoided a direct explanation by giving an embarrassing answer, “I won’t talk about that part, both were wrong.”
The origin and cause of the problem all stemmed from a mistake, but the follow-up measures were also regrettable. In fact, it was something he shouldn’t have seen in front of 5,800 people who came to watch a fun game on the weekend afternoon.
Meanwhile, Heungkuk Life Insurance is set to play against Pepper Savings Bank at home on the 15th. IBK will face GS Caltex at home the next day, the 16th.