The Korea Football Association (KFA), which decided to pardon 100 soccer players, including those who were punished for match-fixing, held a temporary board meeting. In the end, the disciplinary pardon was completely withdrawn.
On the 28th, KFA made a decision to pardon 100 soccer players, including those who were punished for match-fixing, through a board decision. KFA’s decision immediately sparked controversy, and since the news was delivered about an hour before the friendly match between Korea and Uruguay, KFA was hit hard.
In particular, regarding the reason for the decision, “We congratulated ourselves on advancing to the 10th World Cup in a row achieved last year and advancing to the round of 16 in the Qatar World Cup, and reflected the opinions of the field who proposed an amnesty for harmony and a new start in the football world.” There is also the purpose of giving another chance to footballers who are judged to have sufficiently reflected on their actions,” he said, creating even greater controversy. Upon hearing this, soccer officials and fans were furious, saying, “What is the relationship between the results of the Qatar World Cup and the amnesty of soccer players?”
Moreover, the news that those who participated in match-fixing will be pardoned has sent a cold gaze from domestic soccer fans and officials. Those who participated in match-fixing in the K-League in 2011 will return to the soccer world through this amnesty. KFA did not escape criticism for making the decision to return to the football world those who have harmed fairness, which is considered the most important value in sports.
In a situation where Korean football is receiving a lot of love, such as the sold-out 2 matches in March and the hot heat of the K-League, the KFA’s decision to pardon was the worst and received great criticism. In the end, KFA held a temporary board meeting on the 31st to review the disciplinary pardon.
Ahead of the temporary board meeting, KFA Chairman Chung Mong-kyu said, “Directors. Unfortunately, we met again after three days. I am very sorry for the urgent contact yesterday, and thank you very much for taking the time, everyone must be busy.” There was a lot of concern and criticism about the amnesty for soccer players handled by the board of directors. We said that we prepared in our own way, but it seems that there were many things that were lacking in many ways,” he bowed his head.
He continued, “Today’s temporary board of directors once again discussed in depth the right to amnesty for disciplinary action, which was decided at the board of directors that day, and reopened to hear more opinions from the directors. I think the directors will have a very heavy heart. I would appreciate it if you consider it a pain for development and help me make a good decision.”
After Chairman Chung Mong-gyu’s remarks,먹튀검증 the temporary board meeting was closed to the public. A temporary board meeting was held for about 50 minutes, and eventually the decision to pardon the disciplinary measure was completely withdrawn.
Mong-gyu Chung, chairman of KFA, who completely withdrew the disciplinary pardon, said, “There is no other opinion that match-fixing destroys the fundamental spirit of sports. Illegal acts cannot be justified. The decision to pardon this disciplinary pardon was not thoughtful. Insufficient points I am very sorry for this. I will seriously accept the criticism towards the Korea Football Association. I bow my head in apology for causing concern to football fans.”