North Korean soccer team "shamed in public"

by John Henderson 9 replies
After failing to qualify from their group (which included the Ivory Coast, Portugal and Brazil :rolleyes: ), the North Korean soccer team have been subjected to a 6 hour reprimand by 400 students, and the coach has been sent to work on a construction site.

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  • Profile picture of the author owwo
    wow, I don't understand how the average north korean can stand their pos govt.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Maschke
    Wow,

    I wonder how we can get our teams here in cleveland sent over there to get scolded. After King James lost the playoffs again, he really deserved it.
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    • Profile picture of the author EagleImagery
      Just demonstrates what a bunch of backward animals they are...
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      • Profile picture of the author Lawrh
        Originally Posted by EagleImagery View Post

        Just demonstrates what a bunch of backward animals they are...
        No, it just demonstrates what happens when government gets too much power.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
    Lawrh, it's far more sinister than that. The North Korean "justice" system implements what it calls the "3 generations" rule -- if you commit a serious crime against the government, then not only will you be punished for it, but so will your children and your grandchildren.

    Funnily enough, it has quite an effect upon the obedience of the citizenry.
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  • Profile picture of the author cpace32
    At least they weren't executed. Looks like NK is making some progress.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
      Originally Posted by cpace32 View Post

      At least they weren't executed. Looks like NK is making some progress.
      Yeah, that's one way of looking at it, cpace...

      I remember an interview with one of Kim Jong-Il's henchmen who had defected to South Korea. He explained his reasons for leaving NK by saying "I just got bored of torturing people..."
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  • Profile picture of the author chapperzUK
    Didn't their top player, Jong Tae-Se, had to apply to become a North Korean international and could have easily played for South Korea.

    It is a horrible thing to do!
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