Louis Cook (26), who hit Hwang Hee-chan (27) in the face with his forehead, regretted his actions and apologized. However, there was no apology or mention of Hwang Hee-chan, leaving a mark of disappointment.
Wolverhampton came from behind to win 2-1 in the 9th round away game of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) against Bournemouth held at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England, on the 22nd (Korean time). Wolverhampton, who continued their undefeated streak in 4 games (2 wins, 2 draws), rose to 12th place with 11 points (3 wins, 2 draws, 4 losses). On the other hand, Bournemouth, whose ‘first win’ this season was canceled, was ranked 19th with only 3 points (3 draws and 6 losses).짱구카지노
Hwang Hee-chan, who started as a left wing attacker, continued his upward trend by assisting the winning goal at the end of the game. This is his first assist this season and his third consecutive attack point. With this, Hwang Hee-chan increased his season attack points to 7 (5 goals, 1 assist in the regular league, 1 goal in the cup competition).
Hwang Hee-chan had another great achievement. He played a decisive role in helping Wolverhampton gain a numerical advantage by sending off the opponent in the second half. In the 8th minute of the second half, with the score tied at 1-1, Bournemouth’s central midfielder Cook made a rough tackle on Hwang Hee-chan, and Hwang Hee-chan got angry and got up and approached Cook. Then Cook headbutted Hwang Hee-chan in the face and Hwang Hee-chan fell. The referee saw this and gave Cook a red card.
Wolverhampton, who had a numerical advantage, continued to attack and even scored a comeback goal with Hwang Hee-chan’s assist at the end of the game. In the 43rd minute of the second half, Hwang Hee-chan caught the ball in the arc circle and exquisitely made a forward pass to Sasha Kalajdjic, who was rushing toward the goal. Kalajic hit the net with a non-stop right-footed shot.
After the game, criticism poured in towards Cook, who was the starting point of Bournemouth’s defeat. Local media predicted that Cook would be banned from playing at least three games.
Cook then bowed his head in a public apology. However, he did not apologize to Hwang Hee-chan. According to the Bournemouth Echo, a local newspaper in Bournemouth on the 23rd, Cook said, “I am sorry to my colleagues and especially to the fans and the club,” and “I don’t usually get involved with things like this, but I made a terrible, terrible decision in the heat of the moment.” “I took it down,” he regretted.
He continued, “I did something that was upsetting not only to myself but also to others. It was a really big mistake and all the fault lies with me. It is definitely an experience that I need to reflect on and learn from. Even if someone pushed me like that, there was no need for me to act in the video.”
Cook bowed his head repeatedly, saying, “I’ve played soccer long enough to know that I shouldn’t do something like that. I don’t even know why I did it. All I can say is I’m sorry. We’re all disappointed.” However, fans are disappointed that there is no apology or mention of Hwang Hee-chan, the victim of unsportsmanlike behavior.
Cook said of the situation in which he committed the foul: “It was a strange situation. I wasn’t angry, but I made a terrible decision. It was stupid. I can be an aggressive player, but I don’t want to do something like this again. I’m just embarrassed of myself.” I blamed myself.