Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Fans toss toffee at South Korean team
by Mike Woitalla, June 30th, 2014 11:08PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  off the post, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Upon arriving at Seoul's Incheon Airport from its first-round World Cup exit in Brazil, the South Korean players politely lined up for a photo only to have fans throw toffee at them – "go eat toffee" being a Korean insult.

The players, who managed only a point in the World Cup games, stood stoically as the candies fell at their feet.

South Korea coach Hong Myunbg-bo had issued an apology and took the blame for the poor performance:

“I am sorry that we weren’t able to return the love and support shown by our people during the World Cup. It was due to my deficiency as a coach that we didn’t put up the desired results.”

But that did not ward of the Korean fans’ fury:



1 comment
  1. Terence Shumaker
    commented on: July 2, 2014 at 10:02 a.m.
    The Korean fans who tossed the toffee, exhibited a complete lack of humanity. Unfortunately, that kind of soulless act illustrates one of the traits that paints the portrait of what is wrong with humans. It's unfortunate that the fans could not have shown their team how proud they were that South Korea made it to the World Cup in the first place.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up. Here are places Soccer America readers recommend where ...
Robinho's chip is masterful    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Robinho, back with the club that spawned him, scored his first Brazilian league ...
Pennsylvania has long history of Open Cup success    
[MAKING A LIST] If the Philadelphia Union beats the Seattle Sounders in Tuesday's Lamar Hunt U.S. ...
Philly's Curtin: 'I don't want to let the city down'    
[U.S. OPEN CUP: Final] As an organization, the Seattle Sounders have a brief yet rich tradition ...
All MLS teams but Sporting KC on double duty    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Preview] MLS's five entrants take a combined 5-0-1 record into Matchday 4 of ...
Arsenal and Man City look to repeat road feats    
[UCL: Three Games to Watch] The new UEFA Champions League season kicks off with a bang. ...
What They're Saying: Michael Bradley    
"They continue to assign Canadian referees with Canadian teams playing against American teams ... It makes ...
Intentional or not, Blas Perez's goal is amazing     
[VIDEO PICK: MLS Goals of the Week] It's unclear whether FC Dallas' Panamanian striker Blas Perez ...
Spain advances to finals for first time    
[2015 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Spain qualified for the 2015 Women's World Cup for the first time ...
Curtin has Union on brink of first trophy    
[OPEN CUP: Final] The Philadelphia Union goes for its first trophy when it hosts the Seattle ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives