The Korea Football Association’s vice-presidents and board members are all resigning, taking responsibility for the ‘surprise’ pardon and withdrawal measures for soccer players who are being disciplined for reasons such as involvement in match-fixing.
On the 4th, the Football Association said, “The vice president and the board members (including the secretary general, executive director, and subcommittee chairman) have expressed their intention to resign en masse.” If you submit this resignation letter, it will be regarded as your resignation regardless of whether you accept it or not.”
Previously, the vice-presidents and sub-chairmen of the Football Association held an executive meeting this morning and decided to resign together in order to deal with the situation and take responsibility, and the Football Association confirmed their intention to resign until late in the afternoon.
On the 28th of last month, the Korea Football Association held a board of directors meeting in the conference room of the Seoul World Cup Stadium ahead of the national team evaluation match between Korea and Uruguay and decided to pardon 100 former and current players, leaders, and referees who were disciplined for various misconduct.
In particular, 48 out of 50 players who were expelled for participating in match-fixing in professional football in 2011 were also included in the pardon.
However, there was a strong headwind both inside and outside the football world for the sudden pardon without sufficient discussion for the parties to the match-fixing case on the grounds of ‘advancing to the round of 16 of the World Cup’. .
As public opinion continued to criticize the Football Association despite the withdrawal of the amnesty, eventually the members of the board of directors who were most responsible for the’quick amnesty’ came up with an opinion to resign. 안전놀이터
Accordingly, all vice-presidents and directors of the Korea Football Association resigned en masse except for Chairman Mong-gyu Chung.
Earlier, as members of the board of directors, Vice Chairman Lee Young-pyo and Lee Dong-guk, former soccer team members, and Social Contribution Chairman Cho Won-hee first expressed their intention to resign to the Football Association and stepped down.
Park Kyung-hoon, executive director of the Football Association, said, “As executive director in charge of practical administration, I felt deeply responsible for the current situation and deeply reflected. Since the temporary board of directors last Friday, a number of directors have expressed their intention to resign.”
He explained, “We reaffirmed that both the vice president and the board of directors feel great responsibility for this disciplinary amnesty and have a sorry heart. Accordingly, all of them agreed to resign today.”
With the resignation of all the vice-presidents and directors except for the president, the Football Association is planning to reorganize the board of directors.
An official from the Football Association said, “As all board members resign, we plan to come up with measures as soon as possible so that the administration of the Football Association does not become paralyzed.”