Norwich striker Hwang Ui-jo SUSPENDED by South Korea following s*x tape scandal
Hwang Ui-jo suspended from South Korea's national team over a s*x scandal.
Hwang Ui-jo and ex-girlfriend Hyomin. (Via Soompi)
Hwang Ui-jo, the 31-year-old South Korean International on loan with Championship club Norwich City has been ‘suspended’ from the National team. It is understood that the player filmed an illegal s*x tape with his ex-girlfriend, Hyomin without her consent. The player has denied any involvement in the same. However, the couple broke up following the incident, adding to the controversy.
Regrettable circumstances have led to the player’s suspension, as the South Korean Football team recently released a statement.
The player will not be selected until a clear conclusion is reached on the facts.
A South Korean ethics committee spokesperson said that it is difficult for the player to continue ‘normal National team activities’ amidst a police enquiry.
It is inappropriate to select Hwang Ui-jo for the National team, as the fans have very high expectations from the players.
South Korea manager Jurgen Klinsmann also added that he ‘respects’ the decision made by the South Korea FA and that he understands the circumstances for the same.
There has been no official comment from Norwich City or Nottingham Forest, where he is on loan from. However, it is understood that the clubs are closely monitoring his situation.
All about Hwang Ui-jo: Goals, stats and background
The 31-year-old South Korean International has been piling his trade in English football since the 2022/23 season. However, a career riddled with loan moves meant that he has not spent serious time at any single club. Hwang Ui-jo‘s first move to the Premier League came in 2022, in a €4 million deal.
He immediately went on transfer to Olympiacos for the remainder of the season. Right afterward, Hwang Ui-jo went on loan to FC Seoul, meaning the second half of the season would be spent in South Korea.
He then joined Norwich City in September and will continue with the Canaries until his contract expires in May. He has made 13 appearances for the club this season while managing to score thrice and set up another. Subsequently, the center-forward has not picked up any cards or offenses. The player also regularly features for the National team and has made 60 appearances for the Tigers of Asia.
He has managed to score 18 goals as well for South Korea. More recently, he scored in two World Cup qualifiers, one against Singapore in November and the other against Tunisia in a friendly in October. He also featured in every game for South Korea at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. While he started against Uruguay in the opener, he came on as a substitute in the following games, up until the 4-1 elimination against Brazil in the Round of 16.
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