A victim who disclosed that he was bullied by a KT Wiz player assigned to the baseball team claimed on the 17th that “at the time of the incident, I appealed to Bae to stop the assault, but the severe beating continued.” “I informed the team of the assault since May and contacted them several times, but I have yet to receive a genuine apology,” the victim said. “I gave him a slap, but I apologized,” Bae said.
The victim, A, 27, met with reporters at a cafe in Gwanak-gu, Seoul, and claimed that “during the winter break of my freshman year in 2012, during a training camp in Taiwan, Bae, who was the sophomore captain, forced my head to the ground on the asphalt for more than 30 minutes and then hit me with a baseball bat.”
The controversy over Bae’s assault began the day before when Mr. A posted about the incident on social media. The post went viral in the online community, and Bae was criticized. “It was painful to watch Bae on TV,” he said, “and after the assault, I kept thinking about how I quit playing baseball, which I had been playing since the fourth grade, so I posted about it on social media first.”
Mr. A, who was a freshman captain at the time of the incident, recalled that Bae did not stop when he asked him to stop. “I was in so much pain after being punched that I begged him to stop, but he punched Myung-chi,” he said, “and continued the assault by slapping his buttocks.” At the time, there were about 10 teammates who watched the assault, and they were also assaulted.
In May, Ahn informed the club of the assault and demanded a genuine apology and compensation. In response, the club sent a message that Bae had admitted fault and proposed a settlement, but Ahn explained that they were unable to reach an agreement due to differences over the size of the compensation. “I don’t want any monetary compensation now. I only want a sincere apology from Bae,” he emphasized.
As the controversy grew, Bae took to social media to clarify that he had given the juniors a “flattering look,” but that he had since apologized to them. “At the time, there was a group hazing led by the seniors, and I, a sophomore captain, hazed the juniors,” he said, adding that he did not assault or use profanity after apologizing. He also wrote that he regretted following the athletic department’s bad habits.안전놀이터
Choi is KT’s main outfielder who played in all games for three consecutive years from 2020 to last year. This season, he is batting .285 with one home run and 24 RBIs in 55 games.