On social media, “I don’t understand the 22-year-old rule” Lee Seung-woo’s determined remark, no additional punishment

Lee Seung-woo (Suwon FC)’s remarks are not subject to disciplinary action.

Suwon FC won 2-1 in the 3rd round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ against Suwon Samsung held at Suwon Sports Complex on the 11th.

It was the first Suwon derby of the season. So far, both teams are winless with 1 draw and 1 loss. The poor trend at the beginning of the season had to be cut off with a victory over rivals, and the laughing side was the home team Suwon FC. Even though Lee Seung-woo was unable to come out due to being sent off against the Pohang Steelers, Lee Kwang-hyuk and Murillo scored and won the victory.

After the game, Lee Seung-woo’s social media became controversial스포츠토토. Lee Seung-woo said in Spanish on his SNS, “I can never understand the rule that two players under the age of 22 (U-22) must play in a game. So, why is there no entry rule for those aged 35 or older? Which country has a rule like this?” he criticized the rules of the K-League.

The K-League is currently applying a local rule for compulsory participation by U-22 players. The rule was first launched in 2013. After several changes, from last season, considering the Corona 19 pandemic, U-22 participation and replacement card proposals were combined.

K League 1 teams can use 5 replacement cards only when two or more U-22 players start. If only one player participates, another person must be substituted for 5 innings, and if the 22-year-old does not participate, the substitution is 3 innings.

To secure a replacement card, each team adopts a variety of operating methods, but Suwon FC uses ‘early replacement’. Two 22-year-old players are put in first, and then the starting resources are quickly put in. Lee Seung-woo is a representative player who entered as a substitute. Lee Seung-woo came as a substitute in 21 of the 35 games he played last season. Both appearances this season were substitutions.

After Lee Seung-woo’s remarks, Suwon FC fans’ concerns grew. because of the punishment. Lee Seung-woo posted a post protesting the referee’s decision after losing the opening match against Jeonbuk Hyundai last season. As a result, Lee Seung-woo was fined 2.5 million won. It is related to regulations, not referee decisions, but as the SNS content became a hot topic again, a debate about whether to discipline unfolded.

But there is no additional penalty. According to the ‘Reward and Punishment’ regulation of the Professional Football Federation, the only reason for disciplinary action related to SNS is the referee’s decision. There are no instructions for talking about regulations and the like.

An official from the Professional Football Federation also said, “This is Lee Seung-woo’s personal opinion, and we are not considering disciplinary action at the federation level.”

Lee Seung-woo, who received a 2-game suspension due to direct departure, cannot play until the 4th round Ulsan Hyundai away game. The Gwangju FC away game, which resumes after the A match on the 1st of next month, is scheduled to be Lee Seung-woo’s comeback match.

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