The identity of South Korean soccer player Son Jun-ho (31, Taishan, Shandong), who was detained by Chinese police, has been confirmed. Son Jun-ho’s agent said, “Son Jun-ho is living in good health without any problems with illegal confinement.”
Son Jun-ho was arrested by Chinese public security while trying to leave the country through Shanghai Hongqiao Airport on the 12th. Criminal detention is a compulsory investigation carried out while temporarily detained for an investigative need for an offender or suspect.
According to ‘News 1’ on the 17th, agent Son Jun-ho said, “The Korean consul in China met Son Jun-ho in person. During the interview, he could not comment on the incident, so he only delivered messages between the player and his family.” Regarding Son Jun-ho’s current condition, he explained, “According to the consulate’s confirmation, there is no illegal form of confinement or problematic investigation. We confirmed that Son Jun-ho eats well, is healthy, and is living with a calm face.”
China’s ‘Sina.com’ reported that it is highly likely that Son Jun-ho’s team Shandong Taishan’s manager Hao Wei and players are being investigated for misconduct such as match-fixing. However, agent Son Jun-ho said, “I heard from the consul that he is under investigation for bribery charges, not match-fixing.”
Son Jun-ho interviewed at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. /Photo = News 1
Son Jun-ho’s side plans to appoint a local lawyer to take legal action. An official from Son Jun-ho said through News 1, “We are already talking with large domestic law firms and Chinese law firms. We plan to appoint lawyers today and tomorrow to respond in earnest.”
The Korea Football Association is said to be working hard to understand the situation, sending official letters to the Chinese Football Association and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and Chairman Chung Mong-gyu ordered a situation assessment at an executive meeting on the 16th.먹튀검증
Meanwhile, at a regular briefing on the 16th, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Won-bin was asked about Son Jun-ho, saying, “Recently, we found that a Korean national was detained by the Liaoning Provincial Public Security Agency on charges of taking bribes of non-state actors.” The Liaoning Provincial Public Security Agency has notified the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Shenyang, and will provide necessary conveniences for Korean consular officers in performing their consular duties.”
Son Jun-ho moved from Jeonbuk Hyundai to Shandong in 2021. In the first year of his transfer, he contributed to the ‘double’ by winning the Super League and the Chinese Football Association CFA Cup. Last year, he wore the Taegeuk mark and participated in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, sharing the legend of Korea in the round of 16.