‘Controversy Over Bad Manners’ Kwon Soon-woo, Handwritten Apology
‘Controversy Over Bad Manners’ Kwon Soon-woo, Handwritten Apology… “I Acted Carelessly.”
Kwon Soon-woo, the star of Korean tennis, publicly apologized after causing a ‘bad manners controversy’ at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games,
saying, “I did something careless that I should not have done as a national team player.”
In a handwritten apology released through the Korea Sports Council on the 26th,
Kwon Soon-woo said, “I sincerely apologize to all the people who support the national team’s game and to the spectators at the stadium. 카지노사이트원
I am sorry.”
He then wrote, “Once again, I sincerely apologize to the Sam Reds players who may have been offended by my rude behavior.”
Kwon Soon-woo was eliminated in the men’s singles second round of the tournament held the day before,
losing 1-2 (3-6 7-5 4-6) to Thailand’s Kasidit Samrez.
When defeat was confirmed, Kwon Soon-woo burst into anger by slamming his racket on the court six times.
Even though Lirer Samrez approached him and waited to shake his hand,
he showed no reaction and actually refused to shake his hand.
There was strong criticism that Kwon Soon-woo’s actions did not follow the basic manners of a sportsperson.
Foreign media also reported Kwon Soon-woo’s unmannered behavior and received criticism.
As controversy arose, the Korea Tennis Association explained,
“Kwon Soon-woo went to the Thai team’s training center and apologized to his opponent and told him to play well.
The opponent also said it was okay and they resolved things well.”
Still, as public opinion did not subside, he eventually issued a handwritten apology.
In the apology, Kwon Soon-woo pledged, “I will think deeply about the weight of the Taegeuk mark,
reflect on myself to become a responsible player, and be careful in all my actions.”