Former and current players of the K League 1 Ulsan Hyundai came under fire for racist remarks on social networking services (SNS), which were brought up again in a national audit for the first time in more than four months.
Lee Byung-hoon, a Democratic Party lawmaker on the National Assembly’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee, called Cho Yeon-sang, general secretary of the Korea Professional Football Association, as a witness during a national audit of the Korea Sports Federation and the Korea Sports Promotion Organization on Thursday, and pointed out that the situation ended with “cotton-batting discipline.
“The KFA held a punishment committee in June and decided to impose a one-match suspension on the three players involved in the incident, as well as a sanction of 15 million won ($15,000) and a sanction of 30 million won on the club,” Lee said, adding, “Compared to the punishment regulations, isn’t the current discipline too light?”
In response, Cho replied, “The decision was made based on the judgment of the penalty committee, and although there are some shortcomings from the public’s point of view, the penalty committee has autonomy and made the decision independently.”
On June 11, Lee Myung-jae’s Instagram account, Lee Kyu-sung, Jung Seung-hyun, and others were discussing the case in comments, and Sasalak Hyprakorn, a Thai player who played for Jeonbuk Hyundai, was mentioned.
At the time, Park Yong-woo, who now plays for Al Ain (United Arab Emirates), mockingly wrote, “Sasalak’s form is crazy,” and Lee Kyu-sung wrote, “He’s a reliable Southeast Asian quarterback.
Football fans criticized the use of Sasalak’s real name as racist, saying it came from players teasing each other about Lee Myung-jae’s dark skin color.
As a result, the K League, which was founded in 1983, held its first penalty committee for racism, and Lee Kyu-sung, Lee Myung-jae, and Park Yong-woo were disciplined.
According to the federation’s regulations, players who engage in racist behavior are subject to a suspension of 10 games or more or a fine of 10 million won.
The federation applied the latter of the two conditions with a fine of more than 10 million won, adding a suspension to the punishment. The federation said it referenced overseas disciplinary cases for expressions with inherent discriminatory connotations.
Lee said, “One of the reasons why the disciplinary action was taken lightly is that the president of the KFA (Kwon Oh-gap) is the owner of Ulsan Hyundai. Can the owner ensure fairness in disciplining his players?” 온라인카지노 To which Cho explained, “The penalty committee is an independent organization, separate from the secretariat and the president.”
The lawmaker also pointed out that the suspensions took effect immediately after the federation’s decision, meaning that the higher authority, the Korea Football Association, did not have a chance to see if the action was appropriate.
After the punishment was handed down on June 22, the players served their punishment by missing a home game against Daegu FC on June 24. They returned for the next regular season game on July 2 against Gwangju FC.
Lee said, “The Korea Football Association is in charge of disciplinary matters for its member organizations. It has the authority to investigate and supervise whether the discipline was carried out properly and to review it when it is challenged,” Lee said. “However, the federation carried out the discipline in one day, which neutralized the authority of the higher body.”
“We cannot escape the suspicion that they protected their own players with a cotton-batting, self-disciplinary approach. The articles of association and disciplinary regulations need to be revised,” he added.
He ordered the federation and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to conduct regular trainings for players and distribute guidelines. 카지노사이트