Chinese media, absurd sermon to Son Jun-ho “Apologize to the team and reconsider your position”
Does China even apply the principle of presumption of guilt? A Chinese media outlet spread outrageous sermons toward Son Jun-ho 스포츠토토(31, Taishan, Shandong), who is under public security investigation.
According to Reuters on the 15th (Korean time), Son Jun-ho was detained by Shenyang authorities in China on the 12th. He said that Son Jun-ho was transferred from Shandong Province, where he is staying, and is being investigated.
Initially, it was speculated that he was involved in match fixing in China. For Shandong, Jin Jingdao, a Korean-Chinese midfielder, was recently arrested on charges of match-fixing and illegal gambling, and former coach Hao Wei also disappeared for similar reasons.
However, it was revealed that Son Jun-ho is being investigated for bribery charges, not match-fixing. Chinese media also scrambled to report that he was suspected of being involved in a bribery case, and that he was arrested in an unusual way despite being a foreign player.
Both the Korean and Chinese soccer worlds were shocked. This is because Son Jun-ho is loved by many fans in China with his sincere and diligent image. ‘Sina Sports’ said, “Many fans were surprised. He played a big role in defense and attack, and made a big contribution to winning the Shandong Super League and FA Cup in the 2021 season. It’s surprising that a sincere-looking foreign player is being dragged.”
[OSEN=Reporter Hyungjun Ji]
Although the exact inside story is still unknown, it is known that Son Jun-ho is denying the allegation. There is still no evidence or progress in the investigation in China. It is a chaos caused by the Chinese way of handling foreign nationals without clear evidence or explanation.
Nevertheless, there are voices in China asking Son Jun-ho to make mistakes. On the 16th, China’s ‘Sohu.com’ said, “Son Jun-ho, who used to be world-class, has completely changed this year. What happened to him?” He is best friends with Son Jun-ho. It is normal for them to be connected together,” raising unfounded suspicions.
“Son Jun-ho categorically denies the allegations, but he has already caused irreparable damage to his image and career. This incident has had a huge negative impact on the Chinese football world, reducing public trust and love for football.” presented
Even the media insisted that Son Jun-ho prove innocent, rather than asking the police to prove guilt. It is a ridiculous story that ignores the ‘principle of presumption of innocence’.
The media said, “Then, what should Son Jun-ho do?” “He must prove his innocence to the public. He can submit relevant evidence and materials. He must also correct his inappropriate behavior within the game. Ask the coach and coaching staff You can apologize and take responsibility accordingly, or you can engage in self-criticism and reflection.