Discussion in 'Asian Football Confederation' started by Frank Cunha, Nov 12, 2003.
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basically it says that n. korea walked off the soccer field during its asian cup qualifier against iran after a firecracker thrown from the stands injured a north korean player. iran was leading 1-0 at the time.
Here's the clip of Daei's goal (penalty), set up my Mahdavikia...
Here is the clip of the player getting hit and NK walking off...
I've heard that the player faked it; a bit like the Chilean keeper in that famous world cup qualifier.
but throwing firecrackers on the pitch is much more stupid
i thought the north koreans did something real dumb before i heard what happened. It turns out that although their action was a bit extreme, you can't fault them for walking off the pitch.
the situation is so bad that NK could probably ask for a rematch.
throwing firecracker to the players cannot be dismissed merely as an act of support. Unlucky hit could blind him and his career away in an instance.
I like watching games in Azadi stadium, the atmospere is amazing (one of the members discribed it as hardcore).
I hope this incedent wont harm that image.
I don't think the fire cracker was aimed at the player i dunno u be the judge here is a new video of the incident http://www.iransport.net/mpg/azadegan/1382/bomb_0.mpg
Hmm stuff like this always happen in IRAN when the top 2 teams eses and pp play it happens in turkey and argentina as well i dunno what makes this different. 1 iddiot fan screws the whole nation now afc might take the home advantage away from us.
It is one thing to throw a fire cracker somewhere near the pitch, it is another to throw it in a crowd where your players and the oppenents are.
The fan is a real idiot and I hope he is in jail tonight.
The Ref wanted to resume the game, but the Koreans refused to play.
There are always fans that do stupid things like that in sports, which in turn ruin it for everybody else. I too hope, that the fan spends some long time in jail, to at least set an example for other "Brilliant Minds" out there.
From the game's standpoint, the Koreans left the game without permission from the referee, which should automatically result in their disqualification. In fact, I believe that the referee tried to resume the game, but was unable to do so, as the Koreans had already made up their mind on leaving the pitch.
I hope this incident does not tarnish Iran's reputation in this one area. As most of you may know, this is officially the first time such a thing happened in Iran (at least where international games were concerned.
North Korea abandoned the game of ice hockey in the Winter Asian Games 2003.
Opposing the judgment of a referee, they escaped in the middle of the game.
North Koreans are very egocentric and irrational. They are crazy.
The NKs are pretty egocentric and irrational, no doubt about that. If not, they wouldn't be smuggling cars, planting marijuana, and building nuclear bombs for the "great leader" while hundreds of thousands of them die from malnutrition each year.
I think the game should be treated as a forfeit by the NKs with a 2-0 score. And I think the Iranian FA should be fined. This is an ugly incident that should be resolved with an iron hand.
That seems like a fair solution. Or have Iran play their next match in an empty stadium.
Throwing a firecracker is inexcusable but the proper thing to do would have been to talk to the official and stadium security, then walk out if nothing is resolved. But it seems typical of NK to make a scene and embarass the other side to get their way (i.e. the University Games this summer).
That looks more like a mortar blast that a "firecracker." That's huge. And the guy on the right is covered in smoke. It looks like he took the brunt of the blast
N. Korea was already out of the race regardless the outcome of the game, so I don't think they purposely walked off the field. Whether the player was hurt or not, think about the mental shock. Do you think he could've played up to his full potential if the game was continued?
If similar thing happens when Korean Olympic squad plays in Azadi next year, I want my team to do the same thing. If AFC wants to forfeit the game, let it happen. I never believed the organization to be fair anyway. I rather not see my team in Athens than watching them exposed in such a life-ending danger.
I don't know how you can fake that. Look at the smoke coming off the guy. What a shame.
How's that player doing anyway? Any reports on his status or injuries?
I would say this description would fit the person who threw the "firecraker" more than the Koreans.
no doubt a fire cracker is a minor threat. so they do kinda look like whimps from a 3rd person perspective.
but if ur playing a game in a crazy atmosphere, ur the enemy and something explodes right by ur head seemingly out of nowhere, thats gonna freak u out.
even if ur fine 5 seconds later. mentally ur prolly a lil messed up. im pretty sure i wouldnt be able to concentrate fully after that.
Cool it guys. Take the personal or nationalistic smacktalk to Rivalries. And if you have facts, back them up with a source.
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Jordan played vs North Korea today, and the same player that got "hit" by the fire cracker was playing vs Jordan. More proof that he was faking.....
Suppose the turbulance created by the firecracker punctured the player's eardrum? Then what?
I disagree with your post and your combative tone.
Read Metrophenomenal's post above. Explains the North Korea's view very well.