Ki Sung-yong refuses to play manners, “Isn’t it fair play even if it’s not a rule”
When someone collapses due to injury during a soccer game, the players send the ball outside to stop the game.
In this case, 메이저사이트 the side with the new offensive right passes possession back to the side that kicked the ball out of the touchline. The so-called ‘Manner Ball’. There is no rule that the right to attack must be returned, but it is an unwritten rule among players.
In the match between FC Seoul and Gwangju FC held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 9th, the ‘Manner Ball’ was not followed, causing controversy.
In the 30th minute of the second half when Seoul was leading 2-1, Seoul’s Kim Jin-ya fell. As Kim Jin-ya was down for a long time, Seoul, which had the right to attack, sent the ball outside.
The game resumed with Gwangju’s throw-in. However, the Gwangju players did not pass the ball to Seoul, but after turning the ball in the defensive camp, they launched an attack toward the Seoul camp.
Seoul players as well as coach Ahn Ik-soo and the Seoul bench strongly protested, and the crowd in Seoul booed.
Gwangju’s attack was stopped by Seoul’s foul. Then Ki Sung-yong strongly protested against the Gwangju camp, and in the process had an argument with Ahn Young-gyu, the captain of Gwangju.
At a press conference after the game, Gwangju coach Lee Jung-hyo wondered, “I don’t know if it’s wrong” to the question of ‘manner ball passing’.
Coach Lee said, “I say to our players, ‘Even if you are winning, don’t waste your time and show the fans who come to the stadium how you play.’ I don’t know if it was seen, but I think that’s why I played. I don’t know exactly, but I don’t know if our players did something wrong according to the rules.
Ki Seong-yong, who was the first to protest among Seoul players, responded with regret after hearing about this in the joint coverage area after the game.
Ki Seong-yong said, “(Kim) Jin-ya was injured, so the ball was sent out. Naturally, anyone should get the ball back in that situation.” I think it looks nice,” he said.
He added, “Of course, it’s not that I don’t understand Gwangju’s position, but it’s disappointing that we didn’t send it back after we sent it out because of an injury.”
He emphasized, “I think it’s basic courtesy. It doesn’t matter if you don’t give it, but it’s a sad situation in football.”
Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo indirectly expressed regret, saying, “As I always say, we have a duty to deliver a healthy message to society as a whole through soccer. If members of society follow the right path within it, we believe we have a reason for our existence.”
The controversy over the manner ball arose in K-League 2 last year. In the match between FC Anyang and Jeonnam Dragons, Anyang attacked without passing possession to Jeonnam, defended the ball, and even scored a goal. This goal became even more controversial as it led to the final goal. Anyang said there was no problem with the rules, but fans raised their voices of criticism, saying that it was against fair play.
A similar case recently emerged in the UEFA Champions League. In February, in the second leg of the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League round of 16, FC Porto resumed the match without returning the attacking rights to Inter Milan. Inter Milan players strongly protested and got into an altercation with Porto players.