K-League racism case ends without A-League suspension…”double punishment”

The “social media racism” case involving players of professional soccer’s K League 1 Ulsan Hyundai has been concluded without further discipline from the Korea Football Association.

카지노사이트According to the Korea Football Association (KFA) on Sunday, the KFA’s Fairness Committee met on May 25 and approved the disciplinary report submitted by the professional football league as originally drafted.

The committee also decided not to impose any further discipline on the offending players at the KFA level.

This means that Ulsan’s Lee Kyu-sung and Lee Myung-jae, as well as Park Yong-woo, who was transferred to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the incident, will not face any additional punishment beyond the one-match suspension and 15 million won ($15,000) fine imposed by the KFA on March 22.

The KFA’s sanction of 30 million won against Ulsan was also confirmed.

Amidst the criticism of the professional league’s level of punishment as a “cotton-bat punishment,” attention turned to whether the KFA would impose additional punishment, such as a national team suspension.

According to the ‘Disciplinary Standards for Each Type of Discipline’ in the KFA’s regulations, players who engage in ‘discrimination based on gender, nationality, race, and religion’ are subject to a ‘suspension of not less than three months and not more than two years’.

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However, some have argued that the KFA’s additional punishment for the same offense is “double punishment”.

In fact, the KFA’s Fair Play Regulations state that “double punishment is prohibited between the association and member organizations or member organizations for the same incident. There is a lot of room for conflicting suspension rules.

In order to make a clear judgment, the KFTC asked the Korean Sports Federation (KOF), the higher authority, whether additional punishment was possible, and if so, whether it was possible to suspend the player from the national team.

The KFA replied that it must comply with the principle of non-double punishment.

In response to a question about whether it is possible to suspend or disqualify a player from playing for the national team, the NOC said, “If the rules of the NOC and the member organization are different, the rules of the NOC must be followed.

In other words, it is not possible to impose discipline such as suspension or disqualification only for national team matches, as it is against the disciplinary regulations of the NOC.

Ulsan Hyundai players to appear before penalty committee for racism controversy
(SEOUL) By Kim Do-hoon = Professional soccer players Jeong Seung-hyun (from left), Park Yong-woo, Lee Myung-jae and Lee Kyu-sung of Ulsan Hyundai appear before a penalty committee related to a racism controversy on social networking services (SNS) at the Korea Football Association Football Hall in Jongno-gu, Seoul, on June 22. 2023.6.22 superdoo82@yna.co.kr

An official from the Football Association explained, “The Football Association Fair Play Committee has determined that it is not possible to impose disciplinary action such as suspension from national team matches or suspension from all competitions for a certain period of time because it is against the regulations and laws of the sports association.”

“What the KFA could do was to determine whether the professional league’s discipline was grossly inappropriate or lacked reasonableness,” he said. “After reviewing the case, we concluded that this was not the case, and in order to respect the autonomy of the professional league’s decision, we decided to approve the original draft.”

Park Yong-woo, Lee Myung-jae, and Lee Kyu-sung caused a major controversy when they made racist comments on social media about Sasalak Hyprakon, who previously played for Jeonbuk Hyundai.

Ulsan only handed out a one-match suspension to Jung Seung-hyun, who avoided disciplinary action by the KFA for his social media conversations with the players, and no further punishment to Park Yong-woo, Lee Myung-jae, and Lee Kyu-sung.

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