The Korea Football Association, which decided to pardon 100 soccer players who were in disciplinary action for reasons such as match fixing안전놀이터, eventually decided to reexamine due to strong opposition.
The Football Association announced on the 30th, “We decided to hold a temporary board of directors meeting on the 31st at 4:00 pm on the 31st at the meeting room on the 2nd floor of the Soccer Center in Jongno-gu, Seoul to re-examine the case of disciplinary amnesty decided by the board of directors on the 28th.” “There are many concerns about this resolution, so we decided to hold a temporary board meeting for a quick re-discussion,” he explained.
The Korea Football Association held a board of directors meeting in the conference room of the Seoul World Cup Stadium ahead of the soccer team evaluation match between Korea and Uruguay on the 28th and decided to pardon 100 former and current players, coaches, and referees who were disciplined for various misconduct. Here in 2011 Of the 50 players who were expelled for participating in match-fixing in professional football, 48 were included, excluding two players whom the Korea Football Association judged to be of a bad quality.
However, this decision met with strong backlash. Criticism rained down on the decision to pardon the people who caused the match-fixing incident, which remains as the most humiliating memory in Korean football history, for ‘advancing to the World Cup round of 16’.
In particular, the fact that the amnesty was announced just an hour before the evaluation match with Uruguay was heard as a ‘trick’.
After the announcement of the surprise announcement by the Korea Sports Association, the Korea Sports Association said, “Amnesty is impossible because there is no regulation to delete disciplinary records,” and the Korea Professional Football Federation, which suffered from match-fixing, said, “We did not pardon. There is no plan to pardon now,” he said, and the atmosphere turned to the worst. The Football Association issued a more specific explanation for the amnesty decision on its website at 8:55 pm on the 29th, but it could not quiet the criticism.
The red devil, a supporter of the soccer team, said on the social network service (SNS), “I strongly oppose the amnesty that was suddenly decided and demand a complete withdrawal.” We will take action by mobilizing all measures, including boycotting league matches and protest rallies in connection with K-League club supporters.”