Fans outraged after golfer punished with ridiculous three-year ban
Korean PGA Tour player Bio Kim made a mistake. One mistake, spanning about one second, and now he can’t play on his home tour for three years.
After a poor shot during a recent tournament, Kim spun around and flipped off a fan who, apparently, distracted Kim by using a cell phone during his golf swing. Kim was hugely remorseful afterwards, even getting down on his knees and apologizing for his actions.
But that didn’t do much to quell the draconian punishment handed to the tour’s leading money-winner. The Korean PGA Tour banned Bio Kim for an astonishing three years — an overly-harsh punishment that golf fans on Twitter were outraged over. A hashtag in his support “#freeBio” even popped up following the news.
they should be banning the guy with the phone.— The Meaning of Golf (@meaningofgolf) October 1, 2019
3 years is an OUTRAGEOUS amount of time.— Scott Burchfield (@ScoootsMcGoots) October 1, 2019
Imagine an NFL player getting suspended for 3 years? Vontaze Burfict is out here like "damn coulda been worse"
What? Sergio scars 10 greens in a round - no penalty...— Brian Remsberg (@BRGolfer) October 1, 2019
That’s excessive...Free Bio!— Drizzy80 (@MattDrake80) October 1, 2019
3 years??? Lmao is this North Korea tour??— Rob K. (@FairwayNinja) October 1, 2019
three years? a bit totalitarian and extreme...— The Meaning of Golf (@meaningofgolf) October 1, 2019
That’s a bit severe.— tony scully (@scullytony) October 1, 2019
Wow. Way too excessive!— Gerard O'Neill Jr (@GerardONeillJr) October 1, 2019