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Kim Jong-Il Punishes World Cup Coach

7/30/2010 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

North Korea's tiny dictator Kim Jong-Il is reportedly soo pissed at his country's terrible World Cup performance -- that he tore into the players and sentenced the coach to hard labor.

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According to several reports, Jong-Il was fuming at the team's 0-3 showing during the tournament -- which included a 7-0 loss to Portugal -- so he and 400 government officials called the squad into a meeting, where they were verbally bashed for 6 hours.

Jong-Il was reportedly so mad at the coach -- Kim Jong-Hun -- that he ordered the dude to perform hard labor AND stripped him of his membership to Jong-Il's political party ... probably a blessing in disguise.

On the bright side -- past North Korean athletes and coaches who've failed to produce have been reportedly shipped off to prison camps ... so there's that.


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awards    

Makes me want to go to N. Korea and serve the master. Don't ask what happens to the hookers!

1455 days ago
2.

BallaBlocka    

All those fools would have been better off moving to the slums of Soweto after the World Cup was over. They actually had to train for their matches in a public gym.....

1455 days ago
3.

Sunshine    

God bless America.

1455 days ago
4.

Shaydie    

That's really sad. In NK, they take your family all the way down to your first cousins to prison if you're sent there. BIG incentive to never anger the government.

This reminds me of when Saddam Hussain had his son Uday torture and murder their Olympic soccer team after they lost.

1455 days ago
5.

noneofyourbusiness    

North Korea should not be allowed to participate in any world events. They are a bunch of communist bastards. I feel really sorry for those people!

1455 days ago
6.

MikeR    

Yep.. he's insane.

1455 days ago
7.

fleiter    

Hard labor in North Korea is pretty much a death sentence. And how the F did NK get in the World Cup anyway?

1455 days ago
8.

WHATEVER    

EXACTLY DON'T LET THEM PARTICIPATE--------

1455 days ago
9.

WHATEVER    

I HOPE SOMEONE TAKES THAT SHOVEL HE'S HOLDING AND SHOVES IT UP HIS ASS.

1455 days ago
10.

hopeless pedant    

The man's name is Kim (as yours is Hilton). Korean names, at least when not in America, are family name first, given name second.

Jong-il is what what we call "first" or given name.

1455 days ago
11.

jason    

Yes... God "bless" America.
Why fight with North Korea's or China's governments about human rights and try to destroy prison-labour camps when army can invade Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq to "bring peace" AKA - get their hands on oil deposits ?

1455 days ago
12.

ITUS    

SHOWS HOW DUMB THE COUNTRY IS!

1455 days ago
13.

jason    

Yes... God "bless" America.
Why fight with North Korea's or China's governments about human rights and try to destroy so called Reeducation Camps (prison-labour camps) when American army can invade Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq to "bring peace" AKA - get their hands on oil deposits.

1455 days ago
14.

TheUltraworld    

That shovel was to dig his own grave.

1455 days ago
15.

Cartman    

Shovel made in China.

1455 days ago
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