After losing to Brazil by a respectable margin of 2-1, North Korea decided to air the DPRK’s next match against Portugal. Portugal then scored seven goals in the most lopsided match of the tourney in front of the horrified eyes of North Koreans. This was all, in hindsight, a very bad idea.â†µ
So then you joked. Ha ha ha. North Koreans. I hope they don’t all get sent to labor camps! LOLtotalitarian state humor. Yeah, ha, funny boy. Ha freaking ha.â†µ
The entire squad was forced onto a stage at the People’s Palace of Culture and subjected to criticism from Pak Myong-chol, the sports minister, as 400 government officials, students and journalists watched..The team’s coach, Kim Jong-hun, was reportedly forced to become a builder and has been expelled from the Workers’ Party of Korea.â†µ
Attention Bill Simmons: this is a fanbase that cares, not Boston’s. Until Terry Francona has to pour concrete after missing the playoffs, no one denies the truth of this statement. Added bonus fun: the North Korean propagandabots who will argue with me on Twitter that this is false, and they all got cake in the end.