A match manipulator who shook the foundation of Korean football was given an indulgence.
The Korea Football Association held a board meeting in the conference room of the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the afternoon of the 28th and decided to pardon 100 former and incumbent 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 were also included in the pardon.
While not disclosing the specific targets of the pardon, the association emphasized that out of 50 people who committed match-fixing, they excluded two people who judged the crime to be bad.
The justification for the association’s pardon for the first time in 14 years since 2009 is harmony in the soccer world.
The association said, “We reflected the opinions of the frontlines who proposed an amnesty for the sake of harmony and a new start in the soccer world, congratulating ourselves on the achievement of advancing to the World Cup finals 10 times in a row and advancing to the round of 16 in the World Cup in Qatar,” the association said. He added, “There is also the purpose of giving another chance to footballers who are judged to have self-reflected for a long time and sufficiently reflected on themselves.”
According to the Korea Football Association, expelled soccer players are subject to review if they are pardoned after 7 years from the date of disciplinary action, and those who have been subject to indefinite qualification or suspension for 5 years.
In addition, the association said that soccer players who received ‘organized discipline’ considered amnesty only when the majority of the period of disciplinary action had passed.
Those who committed sexual violence and sexual harassment were excluded from the pardon review.
The association said,먹튀검증 “We are closely watching not to misunderstand that the association’s basic position on match-fixing has changed due to this pardon. We will thoroughly prevent and supervise incidents such as match fixing in all games so that they do not recur.”