Lee “accepts responsibility” for racism allegations against Ulsan colleagues
Professional soccer K League 1 veteran Lee Cheong-yong (Ulsan) has advised his teammates to “always be careful” following a racism controversy involving his teammates.
According to the Korea Football Players’ Association, Lee, who serves as vice chairman, addressed the racism controversy in the Ulsan squad at the 2023 second board meeting, saying, “After being appointed as vice chairman of the players’ association, I feel a deep sense of responsibility for the unsavory things that happened at my team, Ulsan.”
“Recently, there were racist remarks against Vinicius in La Liga and racist remarks against Son Heung-min,” he said, emphasizing that players should always be careful and cautious as we see these cases.”
Ulsan’s Park Yong-woo, Jung Seung-hyun, Lee Kyu-sung, Lee Myung-jae and a team manager recently exchanged racist comments on social media, referring to Thai international defender Sasalak, who previously played for Jeonbuk Hyundai.
The KFA is scheduled to hold a punishment committee against the players today.
Kim Hoon-ki, secretary general of the KFA, also revealed plans to emphasize the prohibition of racism when holding seminars at the level of the players’ association.
“We sincerely apologize to the affected parties and football fans for the distress caused,” he added.
The organization also sent a congratulatory message to South Korea’s Kim Eun-jung-ho, who reached the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023.온라인카지노
“I’m proud of the juniors for creating a World Cup quarterfinal myth,” said Lee Geun-ho, president of the Korean Football Association. They have shown the spicy flavor of Korean soccer for two consecutive tournaments.” “The fighting spirit and passion of the young players has touched all of us. I am proud of them all. I feel the same way about all the players of the Korean Football Association.”