Jeju United ended a 10-match winless streak 바카라(four draws and six losses) and kept a promise to its fans.
Jeju prepared special ceremonies for the three home matches in August. To coincide with the recent launch of the eco-friendly Jeju Forest jerseys, the team planned to perform the ‘Jeju Forest’ ceremony to show their commitment to environmental protection and to protect the beauty of pristine Jeju. In the ‘Jeju Forest’ ceremony, each player represents the trunk of a tree with two arms and the branches of a tree with two hands, which together form the dense forest of Jeju.
But things didn’t work out. In a 1-1 draw against Gangwon FC on the 6th, Hayes scored a penalty in the dying minutes of the game, but time was no longer on Jeju’s side. The FA Cup quarter-final against Pohang Steelers on the 9th was cancelled due to the impact of Typhoon Kanun.
Despite scoring three goals against Suwon FC (3-0) on the 12th, the ‘Jeju Forest’ ceremony was not performed during the match due to the high concentration of the players who had a chance to end their 10-match winless streak. However, the momentary disappointment came back to resonate with greater emotion.
After the game, while taking the victory photo in seat N, coach Nam Ki-il asked the fans to join him in the ‘Jeju Forest’ ceremony, and many Jeju forests grew in the victory photo. The players and fans put their hands together to form a tree.
Coach Nam Ki-il said, “I wanted to show the ‘Jeju Forest’ ceremony at the game, but I think the players’ desire and focus to end their unbeaten run was greater. However, promises must be kept. So, after the game, I suggested that we perform the ‘Jeju Forest’ ceremony with the fans and take a victory photo. It was an even more meaningful moment because the fans were able to join in. I am very grateful to them.”