Details such as the reason for the disciplinary action of the list of 100 soccer players that the Korea Football Association (KFA) withdrew after trying to pardon were revealed. According to the disclosed contents, various misconduct was numerous.
On the 5th, Ha Tae-gyeong (Busan Haeundae Gugap), a member of the People’s Power National Assembly, obtained a list of 100 people subject to amnesty for soccer players, which recently caused controversy, and disclosed some of the contents.
Initially, the Korea Football Association kept silent about the personal information and reasons for disciplinary action of the person subject to the pardon. At the time, the association said on its official website, “When announcing the results of the Fair Committee, the list of persons subject to disciplinary action is not disclosed to the public. In this situation, disclosing the list of persons subject to pardon is announcing the fact of disciplinary action, which violates the Personal Information Protection Act and There is potential for defamation.”
Representative Ha Tae-gyeong’s office said, “On the 28th of last month, the Korea Football Association unexpectedly pardoned 100 soccer players for illegal activities, causing a stir, and we suddenly obtained a list of those subject to pardon. In addition to 48 people involved in match-fixing, we also expelled and Including those who were suspended indefinitely.”
“According to the list of pardon recipients submitted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Football Association, in addition to 48 match-fixing officials, 52 unknowns were pardoned, including 8 for financial corruption, 5 for violence against players and referees, and 4 for cheating in practical tests. An additional list of recipients has been released,” he explained.
According to data released by Congressman Ha’s office, a total of 65 people were listed as eligible for pardon this time after receiving the highest level of discipline called ‘expelling’.
Among them, 43 were involved in the 2011 match-fixing incident and 5 were involved in the 2012 match-fixing incident and were expelled from the group. Of the remaining 17, 8 were expelled for financial corruption in 2009, 2010, and 2012, 5 for violence against players and referees in 2009 and 2013, and 4 for cheating in a practical test in 2015, respectively. done. 14 people who had been suspended indefinitely, a severe punishment, were also included in the pardon. From 2007 to 2017, they were each sentenced to indefinite suspension of qualifications for financial corruption.
In addition, 1 person for violence against player/judge (suspension of qualification for 7 years), 1 person for violation of other rules and instructions (3 year suspension for qualification), 3 persons for violence/abuse to referee (suspension of qualification for 5 years), financial corruption 2 people (suspension of qualification for 5 years, 3 years), verbal abuse/destruction of facilities and property, 1 person (ban for 1 year and 6 months), 1 person who participates in the tournament by an illegal player (ban for 3 years), guidance by an unqualified instructor and Those who received disciplinary actions, such as 1 person who gave up participating in a tournament or game (3-year suspension), intentional game delay and violence 1 person (3-year suspension), were included in the list.
In addition, 1 person withdrew from participation in a tournament or game (3 year suspension), 2 violence against players (1 year suspension), illegal player participation and AD card theft 2 people (1 year suspension), intrusion into the stadium and excessive judgment protest (Suspension of qualification for 1 year), Violation of other regulations and instructions 1 person (Suspension of qualification for 1 year), Registration certificate forgery and unauthorized rental, etc. 1 person (Suspension of 8 months), Violation of other regulations and instructions 1 person (Suspension of qualification for 6 months) ), and one person for verbal abuse, insult, and threat (suspended for 6 months) was also on the list of pardons.
Rep. Ha said, “Especially, suspicions were raised that the 8 people who were suspended indefinitely for financial corruption were highly likely to be related to a super-large corruption case that occurred inside and outside the livestock cooperative at the time.” Criminal charges were filed for fraudulent use of corporate cards, and four of them are suspected to have been eligible for pardon. The 10 pardoned people who were expelled in 2010 also appear to be involved in the bribery trial corruption case, which was highly controversial at the time.”
Continuing, “Amnesty was applied to 9 people and 1 team who were dispositioned last year and the disciplinary period was less than a year. “Through this surprise amnesty, it was clearly revealed how reckless the association has been operating in a closed environment. In the future, the association must do its best to restore public trust through transparent and fair management,” he emphasized. did.
Meanwhile, on the 28th of last month, the association held a board meeting ahead of the friendly against Uruguay and pardoned 100 former and current players, coaches, and referees who were disciplined for various misconduct. The association congratulated the brilliant achievements of ‘advancing to the 10th consecutive FIFA World Cup’ and ‘advancing to the round of 16 of the 2022 Qatar World Cup’, and said that it had been contemplating measures to unify the football world at the time of a new start for a new challenge.
On the 29th, the association said,토토사이트 “After long consideration, it was determined that they had already been punished by the state and had undergone a lot of reflection while being disciplined for a long time. It is virtually difficult to return to the field as a player and coach, but please understand the decision to give them another opportunity to contribute to the development of Korean football, “he explained the background of the amnesty decision.
However, after the announcement of the amnesty decision, fierce criticism was poured out both inside and outside the football world. Eventually, the association withdrew the pardon altogether after holding a temporary board meeting on the 31st of last month. Afterwards, Lee Young-pyo and Lee Dong-guk, vice presidents of the Korea Football Association, and Cho Won-hee, chairman of the Social Contribution Committee, expressed their intention to resign through personal SNS, feeling responsible. On the 4th, the association’s vice-presidents and all board members also expressed their intention to resign en masse. The association said, “Although it has been decided to collectively resign the members of the board of directors, we plan to come up with measures as soon as possible to prevent an administrative vacuum from occurring.”