K League 1 Ulsan Hyundai’s Park Yong-woo, who recently sparked controversy with his racist remarks on social networking services (SNS), has bowed his head.

On the afternoon of the 22nd, Park Yong-woo attended the Korean Professional Football League’s punishment committee at a soccer hall in Jongno-gu, Seoul, and after speaking for about an hour, he said, “I’m sorry for causing trouble. I’m sorry for causing trouble,” and apologized, saying, “I will be more careful and cautious with my words so that this does not happen again.”

Park Yong-woo, Jung Seung-hyun, Lee Myung-jae, Lee Kyu-sung, and Ulsan’s team manager left the soccer hall without answering questions from reporters.

The five, including Park Yong-woo, attended the disciplinary committee after making racist remarks on social media on Oct. 10.

They made the racist remarks on Lee Jae-myung’s Instagram after the team’s 5-1 win over Jeju United, praising his teammate’s performance.

Lee Kyu-sung was the first to post about Lee’s performance, saying, “Southeast Asian quarter is strong.” Jung Seung-hyun then said, “That’s amazing,” to which Lee Myung-jae replied, “You’re the reason for the Asian quarter.” Park Yong-woo wrote, “Sasalak form is crazy,” and the team manager added, “Sasalak super tackle”.

Sasalak is a Thai international defender who played for Jeonbuk Hyundai in 2021. 메이저놀이터

Fans criticized the online exchange, saying it was racist and lacked respect for a foreign player who played with them.

“I apologize to Sasalak and all the fans and people around me who may have been hurt by my flippant remarks about my teammate’s playing style and appearance,” Park wrote on his Instagram account.

According to federation rules, racist behavior is punishable by a suspension of up to 10 games and a fine of up to 10 million won.

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