The Korean Football Association (Chairman Chung Mong-gyu)’s corrupt soccer amnesty wave is spreading to one point and one wave. The Football Association, which was like a fortress, is shaking from its roots.
In 2011, the Korea Football Association decided at the board of directors to pardon 100 people under disciplinary action, including 48 involved in match-fixing in the professional soccer K-League, but withdrew it after facing strong criticism. After that, the situation rode the rapids toward the resignation of all executives of the Football Association. Chairman Chung Mong-gyu, who led the amnesty, became isolated and without help. Let’s take a look at the situation and the future prospects.카지노
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Football Association’s board of directors, the association formed a working committee for amnesty review on February 7 this year. On February 9, opinions were heard, such as a meeting with the Professional Football Federation. At this meeting, Jo Yeon-sang, secretary-general of the Pro Federation, clearly expressed his opposition to the pardon for those involved in the 2011 K-League match-fixing case. President Cho told reporters that he said, “I don’t know who is subject to violence or other disciplinary reasons, but it is difficult to release those involved in match-fixing.”
Nevertheless, the Football Association, the parent organization of the professional league, confirmed the candidates for pardon on March 22 after going through a meeting of the amnesty review working committee and fair committee. The board meeting was held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 5:30 pm on March 28, right before the A match against Uruguay.
In the material sent to the meeting attendees a week before the board of directors, only the title of ‘disciplinary pardon proposal (proposal)’ was specified. It is said that the list of 100 people was not distributed, but was displayed only on the computer screen of the conference room on the day. The directors who attended the meeting handled the pardon case swiftly, without having time to properly review the list. The only one who opposed it was the assistant president. “If you pardon a player who has been disciplined for match-fixing, it could send the wrong message to the market. It would be better if the zero-tolerance principle would be maintained for them,” but no one in attendance agreed. Rather, President Cho said that the fair chairman of the association only emphasized that there was no procedural problem, saying, “The professional league takes such a position, but the president has the authority to pardon under the association’s rules.”
The results of the board meeting were distributed to reporters in the form of a press release one hour before the kickoff against Uruguay. An hour before match A is the time when reporters in charge of soccer go into ‘battle mode’. This is because as soon as the list of contestants is announced, the writing of articles that races for seconds begins.
In summary, the Football Association pushed through the amnesty of the match-fixing culprits who shook the foundation of the K-League despite the opposition of the professional federation that supervises the K-League, the board of directors passed the amnesty in the midst of a showdown, and soccer reporters It was quietly announced at the busiest time.
A list of 52 other match-fixing offenders was also released. People’s Power According to the list obtained by Congressman Ha Tae-gyeong’s office, 17 people who were expelled for financial corruption, violence against players and referees, and cheating in practical tests were included, and pardons were granted for 8 people whose disciplinary period was less than one year. Applied. Rep. Ha said, “The Football Association issued an indiscriminate pardon without having time to confirm the purpose and effect of disciplinary action, such as preventing the recurrence of similar cases.” It was clearly revealed that the company had been lax in its management.”
The Football Association’s’trick pardon’ caused a huge aftermath. The media all pointed out the injustice and problems of the amnesty. At the K-League stadium, soccer fans put up hangings claiming “Cancellation of pardon for match-fixing offenders” and “Awakening of the Football Association.”
The embarrassing Football Association held another board meeting on March 31, three days later, and decided to withdraw the amnesty. Chairman Chung read the apology, but left without even taking questions from reporters, sparking another controversy over the communication.
Chairman Chung hates Asian Cup bid failure
As public opinion deteriorated extremely, cracks began to go to ‘Jeong Mong-gyu-ho’. Vice Chairman Lee Young-pyo and Lee Dong-guk, former national team members, and Social Contribution Chairman Cho Won-hee announced their resignation on April 3. On April 5, the Football Association said, “The vice-president and the board of directors (including the secretary-general, executive director, and subcommittee chairman) expressed their intention to resign en masse. In accordance with the Football Association’s articles of association, if an executive submits a resignation letter, it is considered resignation regardless of acceptance.” As a result, the executive team of the Football Association was dismantled, leaving only the president.
In the soccer world, there is a reaction called ‘predicted disaster’. Chairman Chung, who was elected as the 52nd head of the Football Association in 2013, has maintained his position as the head of the Korean football team for 11 years while serving for the third term. He has been criticized for filling his key positions with his aides and using former stars, including members of the 2002 World Cup, as his screens. Mr. A, a former executive of the Football Association, said, “There is no one who can speak right or wrong to the association. He said, “It is good to infuse young blood into the executive team, but based on administrative experience, we should have hired experts who will coolly assist the chairman and seek the direction of Korean football.”
There are also high voices that the long-term rule of the Hyundai family is becoming an obstacle to the development of Korean football. The pan-Hyundai family, led by Chung Mong-jun (1993-2008) – Jo Jung-yeon (2009-12) – Jeong Mong-gyu (2013-), has been leading the association for 31 years. Soccer player B said, “Since Hyundai has dominated for too long, various voices within the association have disappeared and the talent pool has narrowed. A bigger problem is that other conglomerates such as Samsung, LG, and SK are not motivated to contribute to Korean soccer through sponsors or public service projects.”
Chung’s term of office runs until January 2025. He had 1 year and 8 months left, but the leadership was hurt too much. The attitude of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, a senior institution of the Football Association, is also not good. A high-ranking official from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said, “The harmful effects of the long-term rule of the modern family are emerging. I think it is time to change the nature of Korean football.”
Due to the failure to attract the Asian Cup, Chairman Chung also hated President Seok-Yeol Yoon. At the end of last year, Chung was not invited to the dinner celebrating the Qatar World Cup round of 16. The president pointed out the ‘World Cup round of 16 dividend problem’ twice. Even so, Chairman Chung, the owner of Hyundai Development Company, is cornered by the collapse of the I-Park apartment construction site.
It is up to Chairman Chung Mong-kyu’s decision whether the head will resign with all responsibility or form a new executive team to complete his term. No matter what happens, there is no disagreement that this situation should be used as an opportunity to shed the old days of Korean football and innovate the constitution.
While the Korea Football Association was greatly shaken by the resignation of executives, a rupture broke out in the national team as well. It is the so-called conflict between the 1992 faction and the 1996 faction.
As of March, there are six people born in 1992 in the national team, including Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Hwang Eui-jo (Seoul), Lee Jae-seong (Mainz), Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk), Son Jun-ho (Shandong), and Kwon Kyung-won (Gamba Osaka). There are four people born in 1996: Kim Min-jae (Naples), Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos), Na Sang-ho (Seoul), and Jo Yoo-min (Daejeon). The national team was largely divided into these two groups.
The conflict was revealed on the surface of the water in the friendly match against Uruguay on March 28th. In the 16th minute of the second half when the score was 1-1, Korea allowed a free kick due to Kim Min-jae’s foul, which led to a goal and lost 1-2. In the locker room after the game, seniors, mainly those born in 1992, reprimanded Kim Min-jae for his defense problems. Right after that, in an interview with Mixt Zone, Kim Min-jae said, “It’s a bit difficult and I’m mentally in a state of collapse. He said, “I want to focus on my team rather than the national team.” Rumors of discord between the two amplified as Kim Min-jae temporarily cut off the social media following he had with Son Heung-min. Afterwards, Kim Min-jae posted an apology saying, “I’m sorry to everyone,” saying, “It’s really embarrassing to say that the 96-year-old lines in the national team are forming a faction.” But the strange air current continues.
Soccer experts pointed out, “As Bento coached, he picked almost the same members for four years, so he got together with people of similar age, and they came to think of themselves as ‘full-time workers in FC Korea’.” The problem is that there is no ‘senpai’ to mediate these conflicts. There is no Korean coach in the national team led by coach Klinsman. The assertion that the national soccer team needs a ‘mental coach’ who can consult individual concerns within the team and present solutions is also gaining persuasiveness.