In the wake of a Gimpo FC U18 player’s extreme choice to take his own life in April last year, the Korea Football Association (KFA) has handed down disciplinary action, including suspensions, to the coaches named as perpetrators.
On April 9, the KFA held a fairness (disciplinary) committee at the Jongno-gu Football Hall in Seoul and handed down a three-year ban to the former coach of Gimpo FC Youth Team A and a two-year ban to the former coach of Gimpo FC Youth Team B and the former coach of Gimpo FC Youth Team C, respectively.
The KFA also imposed a one-year suspension on the coach and player of Gyeonggi Hwaseong City Mo FC (U-15), where the player who made the extreme choice was a member in middle school.
Earlier, the KFA held a fairness committee on the 2nd, but failed to reach a conclusion on the matter and held another fairness committee within a week to finalize the disciplinary action against them.
The suspension means that the players cannot engage in any activities within the jurisdiction of the KFA.
On April 27 last year, at around 2 a.m., D-gun made an extreme choice in a dormitory building in Masan-dong, Gimpo-si.
Before his death, he left a five-page suicide note on social media. In the suicide note, he said that he had been verbally abused by coaches and other leaders and bullied by his peers.토토사이트
The disciplined leaders were charged with child abuse under the Child Welfare Act in April this year.
Mr. D’s bereaved family will request a review, saying that “the level of discipline imposed by the Korean Football Association is too low.”
The appeal can be filed with the higher authority, the Korea Sports Council, within one week of receiving the disciplinary decision.