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North Korean Soccer Coach Put Into Labor Camp After Disappointing World Cup

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The North Korean soccer team, after losing all three of their games in the 2010 World Cup, sat through six hours of public shaming upon their return to their home country.

After their surprisingly close opening game against Brazil, North Korean officials agreed to show the team’s next two games on air. Bad idea. North Korea lost 7-0 to Portugal, then 3-0 to the Ivory Coast. Naturally, then, they dealt with this when they got home:

Earlier this month the team and manager were forced onto a stage at the People’s Palace of Culture in front of 400 government officials, students, and journalists. According to the Guardian, the athletes were subjected to a “six-hour barrage of criticism” for their poor performances that was led by a TV commentator and sports minister Pak Myong-chol.

If that wasn’t enough, players were then forced to go on stage and make disparaging comments about their coach, Kim Jong-hun, who has since been put into a labor camp.

The reason that he’s been singled out is because the team’s poor performance is “seen as a personal betrayal of Kim Jong-un,” who is the son of current crazy North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. A strong showing at the Cup would have been credited to Jong-un, thus making the transition of power easier. That was not the case, and now the coach must pay.
What a terrible place?
 

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In prison? No, of course they aren't. Why would Dear Leader imprison the players for their glorious victory? The People's Democratic Republic of Korea's team when undefeated in the world cup, not a single goal was scored against them.
 

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So these guys spend their whole lives playing the sport, and somehow make it to the Fifa Tournament itself (mind you, notable countries such as Ireland and Russia didn't even get into it), and their reward is forced humiliation.

Sounds about right for a country run by the clinically insane. I can't wait till they're some day introduced to the 21st century, they're on a few behind.
 

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So what is -really- keeping us from taking out Kim Jong Il and letting SK government come in and take over?
 

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Yet another reason to nuke North Korea.
Why and kill all those poor sick and dying people? Why spend so much time and money nuking only to kill thousands of innocent people when all it takes is Chuck Norris and a gun to get one guy?
 

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Why and kill all those poor sick and dying people? Why spend so much time and money nuking only to kill thousands of innocent people when all it takes is Chuck Norris and a gun to get one guy?
LOL!

A good point. However, if PyongYang gets nuked, only wealthy, rich, North Korean governmental and scumbags will be delt with. Generally speaking, poor people are not allowed in PyongYang.
 

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LOL!

A good point. However, if PyongYang gets nuked, only wealthy, rich, North Korean governmental and scumbags will be delt with. Generally speaking, poor people are not allowed in PyongYang.
My way is a lot better though.
 

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Someone needs to remind Kim Jong-un (and everyone else) that soccer is just a silly little game and not to be taken seriously.
 

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appears the north korean leaders recognize what worked for mao tse tung in china
their actions appear to be modeled after his
 

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The North Korean soccer team, after losing all three of their games in the 2010 World Cup, sat through six hours of public shaming upon their return to their home country.

After their surprisingly close opening game against Brazil, North Korean officials agreed to show the team’s next two games on air. Bad idea. North Korea lost 7-0 to Portugal, then 3-0 to the Ivory Coast. Naturally, then, they dealt with this when they got home:

Earlier this month the team and manager were forced onto a stage at the People’s Palace of Culture in front of 400 government officials, students, and journalists. According to the Guardian, the athletes were subjected to a “six-hour barrage of criticism” for their poor performances that was led by a TV commentator and sports minister Pak Myong-chol.

If that wasn’t enough, players were then forced to go on stage and make disparaging comments about their coach, Kim Jong-hun, who has since been put into a labor camp.

The reason that he’s been singled out is because the team’s poor performance is “seen as a personal betrayal of Kim Jong-un,” who is the son of current crazy North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. A strong showing at the Cup would have been credited to Jong-un, thus making the transition of power easier. That was not the case, and now the coach must pay.
Does this even make sense?
Just because the national soccer team didn't do well in the Word Cup and did not meet the demands
of Kim Jong-Un, they sentenced the soccer coach to hard labor?
This kind of action clearly shows the inhumane treatment of North Korea.
The worst human rights violating country..
The worst government dictatorship..
This is North Korea.
 
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