The Korea Football Association will review the decision to pardon soccer players who are subject to disciplinary actions such as match fixing. It seems to be a measure that is conscious of the opposition public opinion.
On the 30th, the Football Association said, 먹튀검증“We decided to hold a temporary board of directors meeting 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-deliberate the case of disciplinary pardon decided by the board of directors on the 28th.” He added, “There are many concerns about this resolution, so we decided to hold a temporary board meeting for a quick re-discussion.”
On the 28th, ahead of the soccer team evaluation match between Korea and Uruguay, the Korea Football Association held a board meeting in the conference room of the Seoul World Cup Stadium and decided to pardon 100 former and current players, coaches, and referees who were disciplined for various misconduct. Of the 50 players who were expelled for participating in match-fixing in professional football in 2011, 48 players, excluding two, who were judged to be of a bad quality by the Korea Football Association, were also listed.
The Korea Football Association said, “We reflected the opinions of the front-line field, who congratulated themselves on the achievements of last year’s 10 consecutive advances to the World Cup finals and advancing to the round of 16 in the Qatar World Cup, and proposed an amnesty for harmony and a new start in the soccer world. There is also the purpose of giving another chance to soccer players who become successful,” he explained the reason for the pardon.
However, it was met with strong opposition. In particular, this amnesty decision was criticized for trying to get out of the public eye, such as announcing just an hour before the evaluation match with Uruguay on the 28th. In addition, the Korea Sports Council, a higher-level organization of the Football Association, said that it was impossible to decide on amnesty according to the rules. In addition, the Korea Professional Football Federation, a victim of match-fixing, also announced a policy not to pardon. The Football Association made an explanation for the pardon decision on the night of the 29th, but the public opinion of criticism remained.