Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea “requests the Chinese authorities to investigate the case of Son Jun-ho”

The investigation of national team midfielder Son Jun-ho (32, Shandong Taishan) is getting longer.

Son Jun-ho was arrested by Chinese public security at Shanghai Airport on the 12th. He is under investigation by the Liaoning Provincial Public Security Bureau for accepting bribes from non-state officials. Son Jun-ho’s side denies all charges.

On the 18th, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lim Soo-seok said, “I met Sun Jun-hao, Consul General of the Consulate General in Shenyang, on the morning of yesterday (17th). He will continue to provide assistance at the consulate as needed to conduct an impartial investigation.”

Chinese media reported that Son Jun-ho could be sentenced to up to five years in prison if the bribery charges are recognized as true. Regarding this, spokesman Lim Soo-seok said, “Because it is personal information, we cannot disclose the circumstances of the investigation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will cooperate with the local consulate and continue to support necessary measures for the investigation, such as assisting a lawyer.”스포츠토토

Son Jun-ho, who made his debut in Pohang in 2014, won the league three times and the FA Cup once with Jeonbuk Hyundai. In particular, in 2020, he was selected as the K-League 1 Most Valuable Player (MVP). After moving to Shandong in 2021, he helped win the Super League and Cup that year. / 

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