An unusual incident occurred when a referee was replaced as a ‘judgement terror notice’ spread online.
Referee Yoon Sang-won, who was scheduled to serve as the referee for the pro baseball game between LG Twins and NC Dinos held at NC Park in Changwon on the 27th, was unable to come to the stadium that day.
The KBO said, “After consulting with the referee committee, we decided not to put referee Yoon Sang-won into the game on the 27th.”
Referee Huh Woon said, “After yesterday’s game, I received a call from the police saying, ‘There has been a threat of terrorism against the referee.’ A substitute referee was put in for stability.”
On the 26th, referee Yoon Sang-won served as second base in the match against LG-NC.
In the bottom of the 9th inning, with LG leading 5-3, NC Park Gun-woo, 2nd out and 1st base, hit a ground ball.
KBO Baseball Rule 5.06 states, “When a fair ball that does not touch an infielder (including pitcher) is hit by a runner or umpire in fair territory, or when a fair ball that does not pass through an infielder (excluding pitcher) is hit by an umpire—the batter is the runner Each runner who must clear the base by being hit advances.” It means that a ball that touches the referee’s body becomes an ‘infield hit’.메이저사이트
Some LG fans expressed anger, and some posted inappropriate posts predicting ‘terrorism’.
Accordingly, the KBO and the refereeing committee decided to exclude referee Yoon Sang-won from the game on the 27th.
Chairman Huh Woon said, “It would have been nice if the batted ball had been avoided, but it was an inevitable situation. Referee Yoon Sang-won applied the rules accurately. It is not a matter to impose sanctions.”
On this day, the police were dispatched to Changwon NC Park to prepare for an emergency.