“Thank you for not forgetting about Yoo Sang-chul.”
Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, where the AFC Champions League Group G match between Incheon and Yokohama F Marinos took place on Sept. 19.
In front of the Incheon supporters’ seats, a hanging sign in Japanese reads.
“Thank you for not forgetting coach Yoo Sang-cheol” was displayed by Incheon supporters at the AFC Champions League match between Incheon and Yokohama F. Marinos in Yokohama, Japan, on Nov. 19.
It was a message of gratitude to the fans of the opposing team, Yokohama.
Yokohama was the club the late coach Yoo Sang-cheol played for in 1999-2000 and 2003-2004, and Yokohama fans often remembered Yoo, who passed away about two years ago.온라인카지노
On June 7, the second anniversary of his passing, the team played a tribute video against Kashiwa, and a supporter wore Yoo’s number 8, the number he wore during his career, along with a rug that read, “Let’s carry on the spirit of never giving up! Together with our brother Yoo Sang-cheol…”.
Yoo Sang-chul’s memorial hanging by Yokohama fans this June
The Incheon supporters also showed their gratitude to the Yokohama fans, who had expressed their feelings of remembrance in June of last year on the first anniversary.
For Incheon and its fans, Yoo is a special and fondly remembered manager, who was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and remained on the bench until the very end, leading the team to stay in the top flight before stepping down to focus on his treatment.
So when the two teams met in the first leg of their Champions League tie this season, supporters of the two opponents decided to take to the field in unison to honor Yoo.