It is taiyaki without red beans, chicken without chicken, and an apology letter without the main character.
Heungkuk Life Insurance Pink Spiders Volleyball Team (hereinafter referred to as the club) announced an apology on the 10th under the names of owner Lim Hyung-jun and new head Shin Yong-jun.
In an apology, the club said, “We apologize for worrying fans who have loved volleyball and the Pink Spiders due to the club’s controversy over intervention in the game, the resignation of the manager and the sudden replacement. I also bow my head and convey my apology to them.”
“The recent situation is the result of interest and affection for volleyball being expressed in the wrong direction of intervention in game management,” he said.
Earlier, on the 2nd, the club announced the sudden resignation of former manager Kwon Soon-chan and former general manager Kim Yeo-il. Afterwards, former coach Kwon revealed through an interview with a broadcasting company that the club’s ‘upper line’ was involved in the selection of players.
At the center of this was the names of former chairman Lee Ho-jin and former general manager Kim Yeo-il of Taekwang Group, the parent group of Heungkuk Life Insurance.
Shin Yong-jun, the new general manager, explained at a press conference, “There was no involvement in the selection of players, and there was a conflict between former general manager Kim and former coach Kwon over the rotation.” And about the rotation, “There was a lot of talk from fans and YouTube,” and was hit by public opinion for a lax explanation.
Afterwards, Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Hae-ran revealed that “the club intervened in the appointment of players and the players were hurt,” and the club’s explanation was revealed to be false.
Since then, head coach Lee Young-soo and new coach Kim Ki-joong, who acted as acting coaches, both announced their intention to resign, and the current situation of Heungkuk Life Insurance is abysmal itself. Only the players are silently participating in the game, but no one can guess what they are hurting.
It is also difficult to avoid the criticism that the apology is a ‘proxy apology’. One of the people involved in the selection of players is definitely former general manager Kim Yeo-il.
Former general manager Kim only withdrew his hand from running the team in the name of voluntary resignation, but still remains with Heungkuk Life Insurance. It is a position where you can convey an apology or an explanation if there is something unfair through the club. However, after making the case, he took a step back from the apology. Not a single line of his name can be found in the apology.
Former general manager Kim Yeo-il caused controversy last season by trying to force player registration until the end when twin sisters Lee Jae-young and Lee Da-young caused controversy over school violence. At the time, former general manager Kim actively tried to protect the two for the reason of “the player’s mental and physical stability” even after receiving his twin sister’s demand for discipline.
Taekwang Group former chairman Lee Ho-jin, who is nicknamed ‘the reclusive manager’ in the business world, also hides behind the name of owner Lim Hyung-joon. It can be seen that they are also hiding behind the name of former general manager Kim Yeo-il. The former chairman is known to the world as a volleyball enthusiast. 메이저놀이터
In fact, beyond the ‘event horizon’, all the tops are hiding, and the wrong people are running around to try to sort things out. The failure of new head coach Shin Yong-jun to properly prepare a proper explanation and the sudden appointment of director Kim Ki-joong of Sunseon Girls’ High School can be seen in the same context. No wonder no one can sort out this mess.
To borrow the words of Kim Yeon-kyung, ‘a person who is likely to listen to the company’ or ‘a person who has no choice but to listen to the company’s words because they do not know much about the current situation’ will use a sense of confidence.
This is the biggest reason why the club became the tomb of the command tower. Among the seven women’s clubs, there is no other club whose manager has changed as much as Heungkuk Life Insurance. Except for Pepper Savings Bank, which is in its second year of existence, since the launch of the V-League, 11 Hyundai E&C, 12 GS Caltex, 7 Korea Expressway Corporation, 9 KGC Ginseng Corporation, and 4 IBK Industrial Bank of Korea have been supervised. Heungkuk Life Insurance went through more than 20 managers.
There is a saying that time is medicine. As time passes, the firepower will surely cool down. However, it is not a good idea to set up an accident at will and wait for it to cool down, and hide behind a skirt like a child.
The purpose of a company running a club is to deliver a good image through publicity.
However, the image of Heungkuk Life Insurance is constantly drifting. I couldn’t even figure out what the purpose of running a volleyball team was.
If the club is not going to be destroyed by tomorrow, at least basic courtesy should be supported by the players who run with that name and the fans who shout out the name of the company. This is how Heungkuk Life Insurance keeps the minimum dignity for the V-League.