The Korea Football Association’s vice presidents Lee Young-pyo and Lee Dong-guk and social contribution chairman Cho Won-hee recently bowed their heads to the association’s ‘surprise’ amnesty and withdrawal measures for soccer players who are being disciplined for reasons such as involvement in match-fixing and chose to resign.
On the 3rd, Lee Young-pyo announced on his Instagram account, “I resign from the position of vice-president with responsibility for failing to prevent the passage of the board of directors related to the football association’s disciplinary pardon last week.” He said, “I recall once again the ordinary fact that good administration is created through sufficient dissent and majority voices, and as a member of the Football Association, I feel with a heavy heart all the criticisms of football fans.” I am sorry for not being able to I apologize once again for not being able to fulfill my responsibilities where I should be.”
On the 28th of last month, ahead of the soccer team evaluation match between Korea and Uruguay, the 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. In particular, among the 50 players who were expelled for participating in match-fixing in professional football in 2011, 48 players excluding 2 who were judged to be of bad quality were included in the pardon.
However, when the parties to the match-fixing incident were suddenly pardoned without sufficient discussion on the grounds of advancing to the World Cup round of 16, there was a strong headwind inside and outside the soccer world, and the Football Association reopened the board meeting on the 31st of last month and made a skit of withdrawing the pardon. .
Vice Chairman Lee Dong-guk also chose to step down on his own. Vice-Chairman Lee also bowed his head on his Instagram account, saying, “I apologize for causing concern to fans who love soccer, fellow seniors and juniors, and officials.” He said, “Last February, at the suggestion of the Football Association, I became vice president. It was a time to learn and understand the work, and it was an agenda that had progressed to a large extent internally, but I felt a sense of responsibility for not being able to stop it by confidently speaking about my experience as a Gyeonggi-doer.” 토토사이트
In addition, Cho Won-hee, who has served as the chairman of the Social Contribution Committee of the Football Association, also announced his resignation through his Instagram account. Chairman Cho said, “As a footballer, I sincerely apologize for disappointing football fans regarding the amnesty overturned by the Football Association’s board of directors.” . I desperately feel my lack of competence and want to step down from the Social Contribution Chairman.”