The Korean media was shocked Shin Tae Yong ready to retire Indonesian national in support of the President of the PSSI Mochamad Iriawan.
Iriawan, who is commonly referred to as Iwan Bule, received pressure to resign from Indonesian fans as a form of responsibility for the Kanjuruhan tragedy on October 1, 2022.
Shin Tae Yong then opened his voice on social media which sparked controversy. He admitted that he was ready to resign if Iwan Bule resigned as well. STY’s comments also received strong reactions from netizens.
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“Indonesian national team coach Shin Tae Yong, who performed well in Indonesia, made a surprising statement,” he wrote. Xsportnews.
The media also mentioned that hundreds of victims of the Kanjuruhan tragedy died as a result of the repression and riots that took place at the Kanjuruhan stadium.
“A total of 181 [132-red] people died during the repression process and riots in Kanjuruhan. This is the second highest death toll on a football field since the Peru accident in 1964 which killed 330 people. “
Korean media then explained Shin Tae Yong’s full statement on Instagram which sparked controversy among netizens.
“Someone who truly loves Indonesian football with sincerity and provides full support from behind so that football can develop is the general president of PSSI,” Shin Tae Yong said in an Instagram post.
“In my opinion, if the general president of PSSI is to be responsible for everything that has happened and resign, then I must resign,” added Shin Tae Yong.
STY’s statement really surprised Indonesian football fans. Although the performance of the Indonesian national team climbed into the hands of the coach, most netizens were willing to be left behind for the sake of humanity towards the victims of the Kanjuruhan tragedy.
(June / May)