The ‘2023 Saemangeum World Scout Jamboree’, which had a lot of words and troubles, comes to an end on the 12th after twists and turns.
The Jamboree, which was constantly controversial from the start, received a lot of criticism throughout the tournament for its overall poor management, and in the process, it left an indelible scar on someone.
It is the football world that suffered the most damage.
It started when the government and the Jamboree Organizing Committee announced on the 11th that the K-Pop concert and closing ceremony, which had been planned to be held in the camp area as much as the bird, would be held at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium, which is close to the venue.
Coincidentally, the 2023 Hana 1Q FA Cup semi-final match between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Incheon United was scheduled at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 9th, and the 26th round of the Hana 1Q K League 1 between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Suwon Samsung was scheduled on the 12th.
However, the unilateral decision of the government and the organizing committee brought chaos to the soccer world.스포츠토토
The home team, Jeonbuk, was unable to play their 2 home matches scheduled for this week, and Incheon, which had gone on an expedition to play the FA Cup, had to stay nearby and take a futile step.
Jeonbuk Hyundai Manager Petrescu, who was forced to give up his homeroom without moving, expressed shock, saying, “It’s something I haven’t experienced since I was born.”
The Korea Football Association and the Korea Professional Football Federation were unable to make a clear and prompt decision due to the sudden schedule change, so they had to roll their feet.
However, as the concert venue was moved to the Seoul World Cup Stadium due to the northbound typhoon ‘Kanun’, the K-League schedule between Jeonbuk and Suwon, which was scheduled to be held on the 12th, will be held as normal. However, fans who bought tickets to see the FA Cup, the country’s most prestigious tournament, and the home team Jeonbuk, who started preparing for the game but had a setback, had to bear the damage.
Jeonbuk Hyundai announced the change of home game schedule on their homepage. ⓒ Jeonbuk Hyundai
The claudication continued. The government and the organizing committee, concerned about damage from Typhoon Kanun, moved the venue for the concert to the Seoul World Cup Stadium this time, causing sparks in the home team, FC Seoul.
Seoul World Cup Stadium, the home stadium of FC Seoul, is transformed into a concert hall at the height of the season, so damage to the lawn is inevitable.
After a large-scale event like a K-pop concert, the lawn is inevitably damaged, but it is not easy to recover because the hot August is not the season for grass growth. In this case, it may adversely affect the performance of the away team as well as the home team Seoul. If the grass interferes with the normal progress of the game, the damage is again the responsibility of the club and fans.
After the limping, the ‘2023 Saemangeum World Scout Jamboree’ came to an end after all events. Through this event, the voice that came out in one accord from the political world, including President Yoon Seok-yeol, was, “Let’s do our best so that the Jamboree members who visited Korea can return home with good memories.”
It may have been a good memory for someone, but we must not forget that it left a deep scar on someone else.