Tuesday Korea time, actually, will be the second anniversary of that. On June 23, 2006, Korea lost to Switzerland in a World Cup match by the score of 2-0. Switzerland's second goal was considered the product of bad officiating, and spawned a rash of netizen and citizen anger that brought down the FIFA webpage, circulated a petition demanding a rematch, and called in a bomb threat to the Swiss Embassy. Lots of good reading on the topic from contemporary sources, including these two posts from The Marmot's Hole, this one from Gusts of Popular Feeling, this one from before the Switzerland game from The Metropolitician, and this one from Ruminations in Korea.
Subscribers to my google feed will have seen a longer version of this post, but I've decided to abbreviate the commentary in the interest of seeming less negative and less off-the-deep-end.
In other news, and on topics that had better not offend anyone because I'm really not in the mood, turns out a Korean singer is against her nude photos being shown in Japan.
With import requests coming in from China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam and other places, however, it appears that she will sign contracts to send her photos to all those regions -- except Japan.
I don't know why she feels that way, but the story is funny because it's, like, four years old but is currently the most-viewed item on the Chosun Ilbo site. Every now and then you'll get a random old article pop up in the top-five.