An unprecedented situation occurred in which the assigned referee changed right before the game due to the ‘murder notice’ that spread to the baseball field.먹튀검증
The ‘2023 KBO League’ LG Twins-NC Dinos match held at NC Park in Changwon on the 27th.
Referee Yoon Sang-won, who was scheduled to serve as the referee that day, dropped out of the game. The decision was made in consideration of the safety of referee Sang-Won Yoon as the ‘referee terrorism notice’ spread in the online baseball community prior to the game.
Referee Yoon Sang-won started as second base the day before. The problem occurred at the bottom of the ninth inning, with LG leading 5-3, with two out on first base. Park Kun-woo (NC)’s infield grounder slightly touched the sole of referee Yoon Sang-won’s foot.
According to the rule, if a fair ball that does not touch an infielder (including pitcher) is hit by a runner or umpire in fair territory, or a fair ball that does not pass through an infielder (excluding pitcher) is hit by an umpire, the batter becomes a runner and the base is vacated. Each runner to be awarded advances.”
According to the rules, Park Gun-woo’s batted ball was recognized as an infield hit, and the situation changed to 2 out 1 and 2 base. Afterwards, Martin’s heavy hit came out, and Kwon Hee-dong hit a come-from-behind 3-run home run against finisher Ko Woo-seok, giving NC a 7-5 victory. For LG, all the games they won were lost due to the ball hitting the referee’s feet.
Some LG fans protested against this, saying that if the ball had not hit the feet of referee Yoon Sang-won, it would have been a ball that would have been put out by the LG defender. An online community even posted a threat to kill the referee. The KBO also received a call from the police after the game that a terrorist threat had been posted.
In response, the KBO removed referee Yoon Sang-won from the game in preparation for an emergency, and replaced the referee with Kim Jeong-guk that day. The NC club strengthened security checks for spectators entering the stadium, and the police also strengthened the security of the baseball field.
In the match that started in a chaotic atmosphere, the NC Dinos won 5-3 thanks to the performances of table setters Son A-seop and Park Min-woo. With the victory on this day, NC swept three home weekend games in a row.