Jeon Seong-hyun, who was caught up in the dirty foul controversy, started to explain and apologize.
On the 27th, the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball Suwon KT and Goyang Carrot face off in the 4th round at the Suwon KT Sonic Boom Arena. A controversial scene came out at the end of the second quarter. Seong-Hyun Jeon, who was chasing after Jung Sung-Woo, who was making a quick break after making a steal, came out from behind. A U-foul was declared against Jeon Seong-hyeon. Jeong Seong-woo and Jeon Seong-hyun, who were enraged, had a brief war of nerves. After the game, public opinion of criticism against Jeon Seong-hyun is spreading among the fans.
However, Jeon Seong-hyun, who contacted this magazine on the 28th, expressed his regret. His opinion is that the line of movement overlapped with Jung Sung-woo, and that the steps twisted and his hand went out reflexively to prevent a collision.
Jeon Seong-hyun said, “My defense is weak, but he was running at full speed because he had to do it all the way. As he was running as fast as possible to find his seat first, (Jung) Seong-wu’s shoulders, feet, and body suddenly came into his path. The steps twisted in panic, and at that time the speed was already high, so he could not stop suddenly. I think it was a situation where my hand came out reflexively to prevent a collision and reduce speed because if I collided with my body, which was accelerating after jumping, I would get seriously injured,” he recalled at the time. 스포츠토토
The most controversial scene is Jeon Sung-hyun’s response after the foul. This is because Jung Sung-woo, who was enraged, was caught on camera laughing as he rushed at him. Clearly there could have been a misunderstanding.
“I think the fans misunderstood me because I was caught laughing in the video. After I slowed down and was looking at the ball Sungwoo shot, I heard Sungwoo’s words from behind. When I turned around at the sound, I was in a situation where I was embarrassed and asked again about what the voice actor had said as he approached me. It was the first time I heard harsh words spoken directly to me face-to-face on the court, not my style of rough defense while playing basketball. At the time, I couldn’t see how the voice actor fell because I was watching the ball. I think I was already embarrassed by the words I heard after the foul and the situation where Seong-woo rushed at me as soon as I turned around. Seonghyun Jeon said:
Whether intentional or not, Jeon Seong-hyun’s foul was a dangerous scene in which Jung Sung-woo could be injured. Immediately, he received a U foul, and it is said that he contacted Jeong Seong-woo separately and conveyed his apology.
Jeon Seong-hyun said, “I apologized for the part that caused me to fall, regardless of other reasons. The voice actor knew that my foul was not intentional and that it was not something to react to. However, he was overheated during the game, and he said he was sensitive because it was his first game after returning from injury. So he apologized for the gesture he showed first then.”
Lastly, Jeon Seong-hyun also conveyed a word of apology to the fans.
“I think you must have been surprised and embarrassed because I don’t play like this. At the time, I was only hurt by the words and actions, but I have no personal feelings with the voice actor. The voice actor didn’t show such a gesture out of personal feelings either. Also, I am sorry for creating a situation where I could unintentionally cause concern to Sungwoo’s fans. We didn’t think it was a big problem as we talked on the phone after the game, but it seemed like it was a hot topic, so both of us were taken aback. I want to say that I will play with more care in the future, and I also want to say that I am sorry to the fans for making an article about this part come out.”