“Son Jun-ho will focus on proving his innocence, not politics, such as ‘hostage diplomacy'” Son Jun-ho’s official

 “It is not a political solution such as China’s hostage diplomacy. We will focus only on proof of innocence”. 

The South Korean Consulate General in Shenyang, China, said on the 17th that it had interviewed Son Jun-ho, who is in custody.

Previously, Chinese media reported that Shandong players, including Son Jun-ho, are highly likely to be investigated for match-fixing charges by coach Hao Wei, the team’s commander. Afterwards, Son Jun-ho’s side denied, saying, “According to the Consulate General, there is no charge of match-fixing.”

He also shook his head on the bribery charges. Son Jun-ho’s side said, “I came to Shandong with good treatment in recognition of my skills.” He also emphasized, “There is absolutely no reason for Son Jun-ho to bribe the manager or other club leaders.”

The Consulate General said, “I had a meeting with Son Jun-ho this morning for about an hour,” and “Son Jun-ho said that there was no human rights violation during the investigation.” “We will provide all consular assistance necessary to ensure the human rights of the athletes,” he said.

Son Jun-ho, who made his debut with Pohang Steelers in 2014, stood at the top of the league three times and the FA Cup once with Jeonbuk Hyundai. In particular, in 2020, he was selected as the K-League 1 Most Valuable Player (MVP) and his stock price increased. After moving to Shandong in 2021, he helped win the Super League and Cup that year. Last year, he also held the cup competition trophy in his arms.

Son Jun-ho wore the Taegeuk mark, won a gold medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, and helped advance to the round of 16 at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He has appeared in 18 A matches and is still active.

He’s fighting an uphill battle. An official from Son Jun-ho’s side informed Son Jun-ho’s current situation, saying, “Son Jun-ho went to the consul’s interview today. We couldn’t talk about this incident at all. We were informed that we were legally not allowed to talk about the incident. Instead, we only exchanged private stories with our family.” .메이저사이트

“Son Jun-ho had a problem while returning to Korea from China with his family. The purpose was to escort his family. There is no reason for Son Jun-ho to ask for a bribe, and his position is innocent. Because of this situation, we plan to form a team of lawyers to respond in the near future.”

Regarding NTD TV’s report on ‘hostage diplomacy’, Son Jun-ho’s side also emphasized, “We will not drag it into the political side. We will focus only on proving Son Jun-ho’s innocence.”

Meanwhile, an official from the Korea Football Association (KFA) said on the same day, “I sent an official letter to the Chinese Football Association and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), but no reply has come. “We expect close cooperation from diplomatic authorities, the Korean embassy, ​​and the local area,” he said. / 10bird@osen.co.kr

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