While the charges against Son Jun-ho (Shandong Taishan) of the Korean soccer team, who has been detained by the Chinese public security for three weeks, are rarely revealed, Chinese media are instigating the public that Son Jun-ho should actively cooperate with the authorities.
Son Jun-ho has been detained by public security authorities in Liaoning Province after being arrested at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China on the 12th of last month. Son Jun-ho, who had been on vacation with the permission of acting coach Fabio due to flu symptoms, was caught in front of the boarding gate while trying to leave the country with his family.
It is known that Son Jun-ho is being charged with ‘non-state espionage bribery’ and has already been detained for three weeks. It applies to cases where a person belonging to a company or other unit that is not a government agency illegally accepts the property of another person for the convenience of his or her job. It means that they captured the circumstances in which they participated in match-fixing and received illegal money.
However, the exact charges against Son Jun-ho and what kind of investigation procedures are being taken are still unknown. For this reason, on the morning of the 1st, the Korea Football Association dispatched Jeon Han-jin, head of the management division, and an in-house lawyer to China, and met with local lawyers and officials from the Chinese Football Association to understand the exact details of the case involving Son Jun-ho.
China’s ‘Sina.com’ said on the 2nd (Korean time), “Korean Son Jun-ho is the first foreign player involved in this incident in the Chinese Super League, so he is attracting attention from the media and fans after he was arrested. However, there is little information about Son Jun-ho. It is because of the sensitive foreigner status that it is not revealed, and the specific situation is unknown.”
At the same time, the media explained, “The great reversal has just begun,” and “Son Jun-ho said, ‘Basically, it’s okay.’ It is said that he was cleared of the previously known ‘non-state workman’s bribery charge’.
At the same time, citing an article on social media, Son Jun-ho’s defense success rate is over 90%, while his teammate Jin Jing-dao’s problems are relatively serious. He claimed that it appeared to have monopolized and remitted 26.58 million yuan (about 4.9 billion won) of ‘gambling funds’ overseas. This means that Son Jun-ho is unlikely to be involved in match-fixing, while Jin Jing-dao may have been involved in match-fixing.
Son Jun-ho’s teammate, Jin Jing-dao, is of ethnic Korean descent. He is also known in Korea as a player with the Korean name of ‘Kim Gyeong-do’. Jingdao Jin is detained along with three other colleagues on charges of match-fixing and gambling. As Son Jun-ho was friendly with Jin Jing-dao, who can communicate in Korean, it is speculated that he must have been involved in the crime.
The media said, “As everyone knows, Son Jun-ho and Jin Jing-dao have a very good relationship. They are both Korean and share a common language, so we were able to play together.” “Son Jun-ho called Jin Jing-dao ‘big brother’. Son Jun-ho already had a bad habit of drinking because of Jin Jing-dao, who often took Son Jun-ho out for drinks after matches.”
In particular, the media said, “Son Jun-ho is currently under investigation. Needless to say, he has a very close relationship with Jin Jing-dao, but we do not know how many match-fixing games Son Jun-ho helped Jin Jing-dao or how much ‘black money’ he collected. So his confession This is very important,” he insisted.
At the end, the media said, “Jin Jingdao was first arrested and investigated, and Son Jun-ho was detained at the airport shortly after leaving China. In order to catch Son Jun-ho, there must be a little evidence.” I don’t think most people will believe it easily. What Son Jun-ho has to do now is to actively cooperate with the investigation by the authorities, as much as ‘he is lenient if he confesses, but strict if he resists’.”
On the 1st, ‘Sohu.com’ reported that it obtained a screenshot of a group chat room of a fan club, and claimed, “Son Jun-ho played in 4 match-fixing matches in the Chinese Super League last season under the guidance of Jin Jing-dao.” 메이저놀이터
It was speculated that Jin Jingdao was detained with three other colleagues on charges of match-fixing and gambling, and that Son Jun-ho must have been involved in the crime as he was friendly with Jin Jing-dao, who can speak Korean.
Chinese media admits that there is little information about Son Jun-ho’s allegations. However, adding all kinds of speculation, it seems that Son Jun-ho is being treated as a criminal, saying that he was involved in a crime.