Despotism

N. Korean Soccer Team Punished

Today in despotism: North Korea subjected its national soccer team to a six-hour criticism before 400 people and has forced the team’s coach to become a builder after its dismal World Cup appearance, says The Telegraph. The coach, Kim Jong-hun, has been accused of “betraying” Kim Jong Il’s son, Kim Jong Un, and has also been kicked out of the Workers' Party of Korea. North Korea decided to conduct its first live sports broadcast ever after its team’s unexpectedly close loss to tournament favorite Brazil, 2-1. The team then lost the televised game to Portugal 7-0.