Actor Ryu Seung Ryong Apologizes For “Terrorizing” A World Cup Referee’s Instagram

“I am sorry. I was short-sighted.”

Actor Ryu Seung Ryong apologized for leaving a “malicious” comment on the Instagram of the referee who officiated Korea’s match with Ghana.

Ryu Seung Ryong | Daum

In the late evening of November 28, the actor left a comment on World Cup referee Anthony Taylor‘s Instagram. The actor left three emoticons of an octopus on the referee’s Instagram, in what seemingly is a poke at the referee’s hairstyle.

While there were many who celebrated the actor’s protest, there were some who felt it was inappropriate to insult the referee for something that had nothing to do with the game.

Anthony Taylor | Sports Brief

Actor Ryu Seung Ryong then deleted the post and apologized for his lack of restraint.

I am sorry. I deleted the post. I was short-sighted.

— Ryu Seung Ryong

Anthony Taylor is a renowned referee for England’s Premiere League. The referee is infamous among football fans for his tough officiating.

Anthony Taylor found himself in the middle of controversy when he signaled the end of Korea’s match against Ghana before the Korean team could take a final corner kick that could have leveled the score. The match ended with Ghana defeating Korea 3-2.

Korean players protesting Anthony Taylor’s decision to end match | The Mirror

The Korean team exploded in protest at the referee’s decision to end the game. Anthony Taylor responded by promptly giving Korean National Team coach Paolo Bento a red card, barring him from the sidelines in Korea’s next match against Portugal.

Paolo Bento (right) receiving a red card | The Sun

Ryu Seung Ryong is one of Korea’s most beloved actors. The actor has starred in classic hits such as Extreme Job, Masquerade, and Miracle In Cell No.7.

Poster for Extreme Job | CJ ENM

Korea will face Portugal on December 3. Korea will have to win to have a chance of going to the tournament’s round of 16.

Source: Wikitree

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