The board of directors of the Korea Football Association decided to resign en masse, taking responsibility for the withdrawal after the pardon for soccer players.
An official from the Korea Football Association said on the 4th, “The Football Association decided to resign en masse, taking responsibility for the withdrawal situation after the recently issued football pardon.” The 29 members of the board of directors have resigned from the board as of this day.
Earlier, on the 28th of last month, 온라인카지노ahead of the national team evaluation match between Korea and Uruguay, the Korea Football Association held a board meeting in the conference room of the Seoul World Cup Stadium and decided to pardon 100 former and current players, coaches, and referees who were disciplined for various misconduct. Among the pardons were 48 out of 50 players who were expelled for participating in match-fixing in professional football in 2011.
However, the decision of the Football Association caused headwinds both inside and outside the football world, and eventually the Football Association held a board meeting again on the 31st of last month and withdrew the pardon. Afterwards, Vice Chairman Lee Young-pyo, former soccer team member, Vice Chairman Lee Dong-guk, and Social Contribution Chairman Cho Won-hee, who were members of the board of directors, first announced their intention to resign and stepped down. In addition, with the decision to resign from the board of directors on this day, the vice-chairman and each subcommittee chairperson, who are ex officio directors, were also removed from the Football Association positions.
Although the board of directors has resigned, the administration of the Football Association will be centered on the secretariat.
One soccer person said, “There is nothing the board of directors does on a regular basis. With this resignation, the administration of the Football Association will not be paralyzed.”