“I bow my head and apologize for the wrong words” Kia CEO Shim Jae-hak apologizes for controversy over Homad high-five event
The Kia Tigers have apologized for the controversy surrounding the Tiger Family Hanmadang high-five event on behalf of team president Shim Jae-hak.
On October 28, Kia held a fan appreciation event, Tiger Family Hanmadang, at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field.
During the event, a high-five ceremony was held between fans and the team, and some players allegedly made inappropriate comments to fans.
KIA released an apology letter from the team’s president, Shim Jae-hak, through the team’s social media on the 30th.
Shim wrote, “Hello. I am Shim Jae-hak, the president of the KIA Tigers baseball team. I would like to bow my head and apologize to all the fans who love and support the KIA Tigers for the misbehavior of some players at the Tiger Family Day event held on October 28.”
“We held a high-five event between the players and fans to thank them for their support this season, but during the event, some of the players used language that is not appropriate for a professional baseball player. The KIA Tigers feel a heavy responsibility for this incident, and we accept our responsibility. We deeply regret this incident and will do our best to create a culture of respect for our fans by continuing our ongoing ethics training for our players.” 스포츠토토
Finally, Shim apologized, saying, “I would like to once again express my sincere apologies to the fans who support the KIA Tigers.”