A sports civic group called for the expulsion of Hwang Ui-jo (31, Norwich City) from the national team
who is under police investigation on charges of illegally filming sexual acts.
Citizens’ Solidarity for Sports issued a statement on the 24th, asking
Does a soccer player who became a suspect for illegal filming of sexual intercourse have the right to play on behalf of the Republic of Korea?” and added 스포츠토토
He should reflect on himself and voluntarily give up participating or relinquish his national team membership.” revealed.
This organization pointed out that Hwang Ui-jo played in the recent World Cup qualifying game and said
It is natural to deprive the national team of the national team just because a related issue is raised with some evidence even before the guilt or disciplinary action is confirmed.
He criticized the Korea Football Association and the Korean national soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, saying
Even before the controversy is resolved, measures such as suspension should have been taken.”
He added, “The Football Association must immediately publicly apologize and disqualify the player who illegally filmed the incident as a secondary offender from the national team.”
Hwang Ui-jo was summoned by the police on the 18th for investigation on suspicion of illegal filming, and before and after that
he played in the first round of the 2026 North and Central America World Cup Asian regional qualifier against Singapore held in Seoul on the 16th and the second round away to China on the 21st before returning to his team. did.
As controversy arose over Hwang Ui-jo’s participation, the Korea Football Association said
We are closely monitoring the situation and plan to respond after closely examining the results of the police investigation.
Director Jurgen Klinsmann also defended Hwang Ui-jo, saying, “I know that Hwang Ui-jo is controversial in Korea
but it is just an ongoing matter until the exact facts are revealed.
He added, “There is a problem right now and it cannot be said that he is guilty.
He also said, “Until clear facts come out, I hope Hwang Ui-jo shows good performance on the field and scores goals.”
The controversy over Hwang Eui-jo’s illegal filming arose last June when a woman, A
who claimed she was in a romantic relationship with Hwang Eui-jo, posted her private photos and videos from Hwang Eui-jo’s cell phone on Instagram.
Accordingly, Hwang Ui-jo sued Mr. A, who distributed the video in the same month, and it was revealed that this person was Hwang Ui-jo’s sister-in-law.
Separately, last August, the victim, female B, reported Hwang Ui-jo to the police, saying
Hwang Ui-jo illegally filmed sexual intercourse without consent.”
Hwang Ui-jo’s side claimed, “(The video) was an agreed-upon video between lovers at the time,” but Mr. B’s side countered
saying, “The victim never consented to being filmed, expressed her dislike, and asked for it to be deleted immediately after filming.” This continued.
The police detained and forwarded Ms. A on charges of violating the Special Act on Sexual Violence
and are continuing to investigate her alleged illegal filming of Hwang Eui-jo.