It turned the soccer world upside down and all it took was an apology. There is no one who takes responsibility and backs down after making a rare ‘failure’.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) held a temporary board of directors meeting at 4:00 pm on the 31st at the soccer hall as public opinion against the recent pardon for 100 soccer players was maximized, reversing its stance that it would revoke the agenda and withdraw the amnesty.
On the 28th, KFA held a board meeting and voted to pardon 100 soccer players under disciplinary action.
Those subject to pardon include former and current players, coaches, referees, and group executives who are being disciplined for various misconduct, including 48 players who were expelled in 2011 for match-fixing in professional football.
In announcing the amnesty, KFA said, “We congratulated ourselves on advancing to the 10th consecutive World Cup last year and advancing to the round of 16 in the World Cup in Qatar, and reflected the opinions of the field who 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 are judged to have self-reflection and sufficient self-reflection.”
The football world was seething with anger at the KFA’s sudden announcement of an amnesty for a disciplinarian. It is absurd to pardon disciplinary soccer players for the great integration of the soccer world, and it is rather the right direction to remove them from the soccer world.
However, KFA even issued an additional statement on the 29th, trying to give legitimacy to the pardon. He even demanded understanding from the fans, saying, “We have decided to give him another chance to contribute to the development of Korean football.”
At the same time, the entire list of people subject to pardon was thoroughly hidden. “Disclosure of the list is announcing the fact of the disciplinary action, which could lead to violation of the Personal Information Protection Act and defamation,” he said.
‘Spring’ was coming to Korean soccer until the KFA announced this. The performance of the 2022 Qatar World Cup round of 16 was effective. It was to the point that professional football, which had been cold for a while, was facing a ‘turnaround’.
The heat of the national team friendly match was even hotter. Not only were all seats sold out against Colombia on the 24th and Uruguay on the 28th, but crowds of fans wanted to feel the football before and after the game.
A warm wind that may never come again blew through the soccer world, but KFA poured cold water on it with a surprise pardon.
Fans saw the bottom of KFA due to this incident. The decision made by the board of directors, which includes footballers who occupy a place after retiring from active duty, is to give freedom to the discipliner who shook the foundation of Korean football in the past, and it couldn’t be lower than this.
In the end, Chairman Chung Mong-gyu also bowed his head. While announcing the withdrawal of the amnesty on the 31st, he said, “It was a thoughtless decision,” and “I could not fully understand the tremendous shock and emotional wounds that soccer players and fans suffered due to the match-fixing incident.
” With a single entrance statement ,
Chairman Chung Mong-gyu is trying to assuage the anger of fans, players and clubs who have suffered damage in the past match fixing, and his own mistakes.
It is even a ‘statement mixed with excuses’.
Chairman Chung Mong-gyu said, “From about two years ago, I have been receiving suggestions from front-line footballers saying,스포츠토토 ‘Now that they have fully reflected on themselves for more than 10 years and paid the price for their crimes, how about showing tolerance now?’ He did not accept these proposals,” he said, saying he was against it at first. As a result, he is the one who decided on the pardon. Inserting excuses without asking.
Chairman Chung Mong-gyu is the head of the Korean football world. He made an unreasonable decision in the highest position, and he made it openly. Can we convince Korean fans who have turned their backs on the ‘excuse statement’ with no one in charge? That’s cheating again.