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Professional soccer K League 1 FC Seoul is terminating the contract of Hwang Hyun-soo, who hid the fact that he was investigated by the police for drunk driving.

The Seoul club announced on the 25th, “We recently confirmed the fact of Hwang Hyun-soo’s drunk driving,” and said, “We decided to terminate the contract with Hwang Hyun-soo on this day.”

It is understood that Hwang Hyun-soo did not immediately report the drunk driving to the club.

The club explained that “Hwang Hyun-su caused damage to the team at an important time,” and that “we made this decision considering the seriousness of drunk driving, which is an act that requires strict punishment in society.”

However, the team did not specify when Hwang drove under the influence.

Hwang Hyun-soo went through the team’s training and appeared on the roster without disclosing that he was under police investigation for drunk driving.

“We realize our responsibility for the unfortunate incident that occurred at a critical time,” the club said, “and we will take all measures to prevent future recurrences and thoroughly manage all members of the club.”

The previous afternoon, Hwang admitted to drinking and driving during the club’s own investigation.

After receiving a report from Seoul, the Korean Professional Football Association suspended Hwang for 60 days from official activities, including traveling to K League games.

The suspension is a measure that temporarily suspends a player’s K League-related activities for 60 days (extendable up to 90 days) when it is difficult to deliberate with the punishment committee within a short period of time for misconduct that causes social controversy or undermines K League values.

The league plans to hold a punishment committee later to formally discipline Hwang Hyun-soo.

Hwang Hyun-soo, a former Seoul Youth player, is a one-club man who has worn only Seoul’s jersey since he was drafted by Seoul in 2014.

Hwang made his K League debut in 2017 and has scored nine goals and provided three assists in 141 career games.

At the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, he was called up by Jeju United coach Kim Hak-beom to help South Korea win the gold medal.

Hwang Hyun-soo’s drunk-driving offense sent a chill down Seoul’s spine.

Seoul, which hired Kim Ki-dong as head coach and signed England international Jesse Lingard ahead of the season, has drawn more than 277,000 fans in nine home games.

The average attendance is 38,839.

After bouncing around the bottom half of the table in the early part of the season, Seoul’s 3-0 home win over Suwon FC in the 18th round of the Hana Bank K League 1 2024 on Nov. 22 put them in the mid-table race after six games.

Seventh-ranked Seoul (5 wins, 6 draws, 7 losses, 21 points) will host Gangwon FC in the 19th round of the K League 1 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. 온라인카지노

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