Chairman Jeong Mong-gyu (61) was still in trouble.
On the 28th, the Korea Football Association (KFA) 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 soccer players who are being disciplined.
This was an inappropriate action in many areas, including its legitimacy. Criticism is boiling, and this reporter also thought it was a headline, “‘The manipulator pardon’ comedy KFA, until the announcement of snatching 2 hours before the game. ” Eventually, on
the 30th, KFA announced that “our association decided to hold a temporary board meeting at 4:00 pm on the 31st (Fri) in the conference room on the 2nd floor of the Soccer Center to review the disciplinary amnesty decided by the board of directors on the 28th. I give you The temporary board announced the re-deliberation through the temporary board, saying, “There are many concerns about this resolution, so we held it for a quick re-discussion.
” Afterwards , Chairman Chung Mong-gyu said
in an announcement, “I couldn’t count the wounds I received from the match-fixing incident. He couldn’t even take into account the level of his fans (for misconduct), who had become stricter. I also accept the decision that prior communication was lacking. I feel very sorry.”
But the pain persisted. It is Chairman Chung Mong-kyu who announced the surprise pardon without communication with other organizations, fans, or the media. After the announcement of this statement, no questions were received. The reporters who prepared questions on behalf of the fans were unable to do anything. I just had to listen to his point of view. It was still a pain.
◇President Chung Mong-gyu’s statement
There can be no other opinion that match-fixing is a criminal act that destroys the fundamental spirit of sports.
I am well aware that the illegal acts of the K-League match-fixing participants in 2011 cannot be justified for any reason.
That’s why, at the time when I was serving as the president of the Korea Professional Football Federation, I also showed my will to ensure that match-fixing will never set foot on our ground again through severe punishment for those who participated.
I always thought that what they did was so wrong, but it was also a heavy burden that the entire football world, including the Korea Football Association, had to carry.
About 2 years ago, I kept receiving suggestions from front-line footballers, “Now that they have fully reflected on themselves for more than 10 years and have paid some of their sins, how about showing tolerance now?” I did not accept these suggestions, but recently I came to think that it is now more important to advance the prevention system and to faithfully enlighten and educate the players rather than keeping only the players tied to a lifelong disciplinary status.
It was judged that the effect of the alarm that sounded to all football workers through the heavy punishment was also quite successful.
So, as the head of Korean football, it is also possible to give match-fixing participants and those subject to disciplinary action an opportunity to serve Korean football once again, at a time when Korean football is starting anew after the World Cup in Qatar메이저놀이터. I thought it was a duty.
But as it turned out, the judgment was inconsiderate. I couldn’t fully fathom the tremendous shock and heartache that soccer players and fans suffered from the match-fixing incident.
Along with the stricter moral standards, the heightened expectations of fans who want a fair ground were not taken into account.
We also take seriously the point that there was a lack of prior communication with related organizations, including the Korea Sports Council.
I am very sorry for my shortcomings in the process of making this amnesty decision.
I will humbly accept the criticism and criticism inflicted on me and the Korea Football Association, and use it as an opportunity to stand again as a better organization.
I bow my head in apology once again for causing great concern to soccer fans and the public.