North Korean Football Team Reprimanded in Public

North Korea’s national football team were reprimanded in public for losing all of their matches in the FIFA World Cup, South Korea’s Chosun reported. According to the source, team members were summoned to a large auditorium at the Working People’s Culture Palace and were forced to blame their coach in front of about 400 government officials.


  • Doctor Argh

    Disgusting. Utterly disgusting. A nation that threatens their athletes or punishes them for losing is desgraceful. FIFA and other international sports associations should make sure that countries get a temporary banishment from international competitions whenever such treatment of athletes occurs.

  • Detopia

    This just isn’t true, right? Players that fought for a place among the best 32 countries of the world are criticized by 400 self pronounced football experts? The coach of this team send to a forced labour site? Unbelievable. We, The Netherlands, did not win the world cup, we became second. Did we burn down the players or staff? No, we took them on a tour through the canals of Amsterdam. Of course we were disappointed, but hey, that’s life. Kim Jung whatever didn’t achieve the world cup, the players did. He did not face brasil, the team did. So let them be proud about themselves, and motivate them to train harder for the next World cup ( in a human way !!)

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