Suwon FC foreign striker Ras has been severely punished for driving under the influence.
The Korea Professional Football Association announced on Tuesday that it “held the 10th Punishment Committee and decided to suspend Suwon FC’s Lars for 15 games and fine him 4 million won.”
“We would like to inform our fans that Lars (Lars Veltvik), a player of Suwon FC, was caught drinking and driving in the early hours of today (July 7) and is being investigated by the police,” Suwon FC said on its official channel on the afternoon of the 7th. “The club has notified the KFA of Lars’ drinking and driving, and will take follow-up measures such as reasonable discipline according to the club’s relevant regulations.”
“We sincerely apologize to the fans who have always supported and loved Suwon FC and Ras,” Suwon FC continued, “and we apologize to the fans for causing unintentional trouble during the season,” the club said.
Earlier, the Seoul Gangnam Police Department said it caught Rath driving drunk on a road near Sinsa Station in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, at 4 a.m. on July 7. His blood alcohol level at the time of his arrest was above the level for license revocation.
Even if Suwon FC does not terminate his contract, Lars will not be able to return this season. Suwon FC has 13 games remaining, including the final round.
This is a devastating departure for Suwon FC. Suwon FC is 10th in the league and fighting to stay away from the relegation zone. They’ll be without Lars, who has nine goals and five assists this season and leads the team in offensive points. As the second-leading attacker in the K League, his absence will be felt. 꽁머니사이트
In particular, in the ‘Suwon Derby’ against Suwon Samseong on the 5th, Rath scored the first goal in the 26th minute to help the team win 2-0. However, he later made a bad decision that caused great harm to the team.
Meanwhile, the issue of drunk driving by foreign players in the K League has been ongoing since last season. In July last year, Kunimoto of Jeonbuk Hyundai and Jonatan of FC Anyang had their contracts terminated for drunk driving.