A friend stands up for Kang Ho-dong in light of Yakuza accusations

Since the media reported on Kang Ho-dong's involvement with the Japanese Yakuza, people around him have been pleading.


Channel A showed a video of Kang Ho-dong at a Yakuza gathering 23 years ago on their news.

A friend appealed to the news media via phone, "23 years ago, was when Kang Ho-dong was in high school, he went to Japan for a wrestling match and was called out to dinner by the officials".

"How could a high school athlete refuse a gathering like that when they call for him? What did he know as a high school kid anyways?"

The friend added, "Kang Ho-dong has been having a difficult time since his retirement. It's sad that such lewd reports have to be made about him".