“Seven years of suspension due to match-fixing.”

A leader who was suspended by the Korea Football Association for match fixing at a high school soccer tournament in 2019 was sentenced to 10 months in prison for forcibly harassing the mother of a student player.

According to the legal profession and the Football Association today (1st), the Seoul Southern District Court (judge Yoon Young-chan) sentenced football leader A (49) to 10 months in prison and 40 hours of sexual violence treatment program in the first trial of the forced harassment case on the 24th of last month.

“In light of the relationship between the victim and the accused, it is self-evident that the victim’s psychological shock is great, and the nature of the crime is not very good,” the court said in its ruling. “The defendant was not forgiven by the victim, and the victim pleaded for severe punishment, clarifying his intention to refuse not only to settle with the defendant but also to commit criminal charges. Corresponding punishment is needed.”

Previously, the leader A was suspended by the Korea Football Association for seven years for manipulating matches in the group stage of the Fall Korea High School Federation in August 2019.

At that time, the high school team A coached led 3-0 in the first half, replaced a large number of players with lower grade players in the second half, and lost 3-4, sparking suspicions of match-fixing.

A filed a lawsuit against the Korea Football Association to confirm the invalidity of the disciplinary action in connection with the match-fixing and lost the second trial, and in March last year, the Supreme Court’s appeal was withdrawn, confirming the disciplinary action of “seven years of suspension due to match-fixing.”

Meanwhile, in January 2023, A called the victim who was at the resort to support the son of a player who participated in the winter training of a high school soccer team at a resort in Changnyeong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, and was put on trial.

Meanwhile, the Korea Football Association is considering additional disciplinary action as the leader A is sentenced to prison.

An official from the Korea Football Association said, “We first reviewed whether additional disciplinary action is possible during the disciplinary period,” adding, “We will hold a fair committee to decide sex crimes as they can be expelled permanently.” 토토

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