The anger of soccer fans resonated at the K-League site.
Suwon Samsung and Gangwon FC faced each other in the 5th round of the Hanawon Q K League 1 2023 held at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 4:30 pm on the 2nd. The match ended 1-1 between the two teams, who exchanged one goal each in the second half.
At the start of the game, Gangwon fans shouted in anger. The call “Come to your senses” rang several times. There were also banners such as ‘Disclosure of the list of 100 people subject to amnesty’ and ‘There is no future for an association that has forgotten manipulation’. 메이저놀이터
It was a shout aimed at the Korea Football Association (KFA). KFA decided to amnesty footballers at the board meeting held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th. A total of 100 people, including 48 who were expelled for match-fixing in 2011, prepared a foothold to return to the soccer world. Coincidentally, the time of announcement was an hour before the friendly match against Uruguay, which was flooded with articles. The KFA even came up with a poor explanation, saying, “It is to celebrate our 10th consecutive World Cup advancement and advancing to the round of 16 of the Qatar World Cup.” The list was completely private under the name of ‘prevention of secondary harm’.
Public opinion quickly flared up. Fans requested additional explanations and complete withdrawal of the pardon on KFA’s official channels and communities. A one-person relay demonstration was held in front of the Seoul Soccer Hall in Sinmun-ro. The Korea Professional Football Association (KPFA) expressed regret over the KFA’s decision through a statement.
At the angry voice, KFA lowered its tail after 3 days. On the 31st, through a temporary board meeting, the amnesty resolution was re-examined and hastily changed its position to complete withdrawal. Chairman Chung Mong-gyu lowered his head, saying, “It was an inconsiderate decision. I did not properly understand the shock and emotional wounds of soccer fans.”
KFA’s urgent extinguishing of the lights did not calm the fans’ anger. At the K-League match site over the weekend, he directly criticized the KFA. In the K League 1 match between Incheon United and Daegu FC on the 1st, ‘KFA! Reinforcement of distancing from fans’, ‘Discussing amnesty for whom?’, ‘Why does the association ask for forgiveness?’ In the match between Daejeon Hana Citizen and FC Seoul held at 7:00 pm on the same day, strong criticism continued, such as ‘resignation of the person in charge, calling for reform of the livestock cooperative’, ‘someone’s dream as a gift to the manipulators’, and ‘KFA revisiting cancer that has been turned off’. .
It’s not an atmosphere that ends with an apology. The angry voices of the fans are resonating strongly both inside and outside the stadium.