The disciplinary action against Suwon FC’s foreign striker Ras has been confirmed after he was caught driving under the influence of alcohol.카지노사이트
The Korean Football Association (KFA) held its 10th punishment committee on Tuesday and decided to suspend Suwon FC’s Rath for 15 games and fine him 4 million won.
Ras was caught by police on the morning of the 7th while driving under the influence of alcohol. His blood alcohol level was found to be at the level of a revoked licence.
The Gangnam Police Station in Seoul is investigating Rath, a foreign player for the K League 1 Suwon FC, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol under the Road Traffic Act. The police responded to a report of “suspected drunk driving” and caught Rath on a road in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul at 4 a.m. that day.
At the time of his arrest, his blood alcohol content was measured to be over 0.08%, which is enough to revoke his licence. Born in the Netherlands, Lars played for the South African national team. He joined Jeonbuk in early 2020 and has been playing for Suwon FC since the summer of the same year.
Lars had nine goals and five assists in the K League One this season, including the game-winner in a derby match against Suwon Samsung at Suwon World Cup Stadium two days before his drink-driving offence. He is fourth in goals and sixth in assists, and his combined attacking points are second in K League 1.
His club, Suwon FC, had lost two draws and six matches since beating Suwon Samseong 2-1 on 3 June, and then beat Suwon Samseong again on 5 June to secure their first win in two months, but the club was hit by the news of their main striker’s drink-driving offence. The transfer window closed on the 20th of last month, making it impossible to sign a replacement.
“In response to Lars (Lars Veldwyk)’s drunk driving arrest in the early hours of Monday (7 July), the club urgently held a club management committee,” Suwon FC said on the club’s social networking service (SNS) on the 9th. “In this committee, the club recognised the gravity of the situation and had a long discussion on the issue of drunk driving, which has not been eradicated in the K League, and which has been socially condemned despite the club’s continuous education of the players,” the club said.
“In light of this unforgivable offence committed by a foreign player who plays a pivotal role in the team at a time when the team is in the relegation zone, we have suspended the player from training and matches with immediate effect.”
The club also said, “Based on the opinion that unconditional contracts such as the recent cases of other clubs are not helpful in preventing future recurrences, the club will once again hold a meeting of the club’s player management committee to make a final decision after the outcome of the federation’s punishment committee on Thursday, 10 August.”
“All professional footballers in the K League have a great responsibility as public figures, and we have made this decision based on the judgement that driving under the influence of alcohol for any reason is an unacceptable criminal offence, and we apologise once again to the fans who love Suwon FC and all football stakeholders for the distress this incident has caused.”
Now that the federation’s punishment has been handed down, it will be interesting to see what Suwon FC decide to do about Lars’ future.