Pitcher Han Hyeon-hee of Kiwoom Heroes, a professional baseball player who caused controversy when it was revealed that he had an 'away drinking party' with an outsider, returned the Taegeuk mark.

Earlier, Kiwoom Han Hyun-hee sent a handwritten apology to the club on the night of the 16th, expressing his intention to resign from the national team.

Han Hyun-hee apologized to the club, league officials, fellow players and coaches, saying, "I sincerely apologize for disappointing the fans with my wrong actions in a serious situation."

Han Hyun-hee said, "I do not deserve the applause of the people at the Olympics." "I am resigning from the national team. I am sincerely sorry for disturbing the schedule of the national team preparing for the Olympics."

Han Hyun-hee is one of two Kiwoom players who left their accommodation in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do during the away game, went to a hotel in Seoul to have a drink with outsiders, and joined the controversy over the Corona 19 quarantine rules in professional baseball.

After Park Min-woo of NC Dinos, Han Hyeon-hee became the second player to step down from the national team due to the 'controversy about deviating quarantine'

Samsung Lions veteran finisher Oh Seung-hwan joined the national team to replace Han Hyun-hee.

Seung-hwan Oh contributed greatly to the championship at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with 2 wins, 1 save, and an ERA of 0.00. He is also ranked first in the KBO league with 27 saves this season.

(Photo = provided by Kiwoom Heroes, Yonhap News)