Ulsan’s Kim Ki-hee fined 5 million won for provoking Pohang fans
Kim Ki-hee, a defender for the K League One Ulsan Hyundai, has been fined 5 million won for provoking the opposing team’s fans.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) 안전카지노사이트 held its 14th punishment committee on Tuesday and decided to impose the punishment on Kim Ki-hee, the organization announced on Wednesday.
Kim Ki-hee raised eyebrows with fans when he made a gesture that provoked the crowd that had come to support the home team immediately after the end of the away match against Pohang in the 32nd round of the K League 1 2023 at the Pohang Steel Yard on March 30.
The league also fined Suwon FC 10 million won in sanctions.
The action was taken after an official from Suwon City Hall approached the door of the referee’s office, which is a controlled access area, during the halftime of the 31st round home match against Ulsan at Suwon Sports Complex on March 24, shouting and engaging in inappropriate behavior. The league believed that the official’s behavior posed a threat to the safety of the referees and initiated disciplinary action.
The match was won by Ulsan 3-2. In the 36th minute, Suwon FC defender Hugo Gomes was sent off, turning the game in Ulsan’s favor. The referee decided that Ulsan’s Martin Adam had lost a perfect goal scoring opportunity when he was tripped by Gomes as he tried to get to the ball, and showed Gomes a red card.