“In the past, North Korean athletes and coaches who performed badly were sent to prison camps. Considering the high hopes North Koreans had for the World Cup, the regime could have done worse things to the team than just reprimand them for their ideological shortcomings.”
The comments from a South Korean intelligence source, following the three-hour public dressing down the North Korean soccer team received following their return from the World Cup, in South Africa. North Korea’s two Japanese born players were exempt from the display at the People’s Palace of Culture on July 2nd, which included ideological criticisms, but at least now it seems the born leader really did show the actual games. Although with the apparent nuclear testing going on in the country, what’s the betting on seeing some of the players looking like they’re from The Hills Have Eyes in the country’s next international? Read more.