While the Korea Football Association (KFA) announced that Hwang Ui-jo (Norwich City), who is accused of illegal filming, will be put on hold for the time being, Korean national soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany) also expressed respect for this.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) said on the 28th that it will not select Hwang Ui-jo, who is under police investigation for illegal filming, as a result of a meeting with members of the ethics committee, the Fair Trade Commission, and the national power strengthening committee, until the investigation agency concludes the facts. 안전놀이터 추천
Lee Yoon-nam, chairman of the ethics committee, said, “Although the dispute over whether the crime is true or not and the association cannot predict and conclude the case under investigation, the national team should be self-managed as a player representing the country with a high degree of morality and responsibility,” adding, “We are in a position not to do anything that can damage the reputation of the national team.”
The KFA judged that it was inappropriate to select Hwang Ui-jo as a national team member, considering that △ players are being investigated as suspects in the case under investigation △ that normal national team activities are difficult, △ soccer fans’ high expectations for the national team.
In fact, Article 6 of the national soccer team’s operating regulations (duty of integrity and maintenance of dignity) stated, “As a representative of the country, we should refrain from degrading our own dignity and maintain social responsibility and morality.”
Hwang Ui-jo is under police investigation for illegally filming sex videos with his ex-lover. He completely denied the allegations, saying, “It was filmed by consensus,” but the victim refuted through a law firm, saying, “I never agreed to film it.”
Under these circumstances, Hwang Ui-jo was substituted for the second Group C match of the second preliminary round of the Asian region of the North-China World Cup against China held at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center in Guangdong Province, China on the 21st.
“I know there is controversy (about Hwang’s personal life) in Korea,” Klinsmann said at the time. “It is only an ongoing matter until clear allegations are made. I hope Hwang will show good performance on the field and score a goal.”
However, the KFA temporarily deprived Hwang Ui-jo of his national qualification as Internet users deteriorated and even politicians voiced criticism.
In addition, before the meeting, he explained the situation of the player to coach Klinsmann, and coach Klinsmann also said, “I fully understand the current situation and will respect KFA’s decision.”