Although the Football Association withdrew its ‘quick pardon’, the aftermath continues. Last night (3rd), former vice presidents such as Lee Young-pyo and Lee Dong-guk resigned, and today, as the leadership decided to resign en masse, only Chairman Chung Mong-gyu remained.
Three days after attending the temporary board meeting with a firm face, the executives of the Football Association, who were former star players, expressed their intention to resign.
Although it was eventually withdrawn, it is because of the shame that it was not able to speak out in the process of ‘surprise pardon’ of soccer players who were disciplined for various reasons such as match fixing.
Lee Young-pyo, Vice Chairman Lee Dong-guk, and Social Contribution Chairman Cho Won-hee posted a statement on social media last night and apologized for “not fulfilling their responsibilities.”
Then, criticism arose that only celebrities who had recently become executives became a shield, and today the association’s leadership decided to resign after a morning executive meeting.
Except for Chairman Chung Mong-gyu, all vice-chairmen and directors will be replaced.
The association said, “We will come up with quick measures to ensure there is no administrative vacuum,” but it is predicted that it will not be easy to find the right person to join as an executive, as it has already lost public sentiment.
Chairman Chung Mong-gyu, who had about 20 months left in his term, also faced a crisis.
It is an analysis that he has failed in the FIFA board of directors elections in recent months, failed to attract the Asian Cup, led this amnesty, and led to the resignation of the leadership, so the leadership will inevitably be shaken.