Unexpected bad news hit Gwangju FC. Foreign player Sandro (33) was suspended from activities.
The Korea Professional Football Federation (KFA) announced on the 19th that “Sandro, who was found to have been driving without an international driver’s license, was suspended from participating in K-League official matches for 60 days.”
As a result of this action, the federation will first ban Sandro from participating in the game, and later hold a reward and punishment committee to take formal disciplinary action. Sandro’s ban from participating in the game will be applied from the 14th round of the K League 1, which will be held on the 20th.
‘Activity Suspension’ is a temporary suspension of K-League-related activities for 60 days (can be extended up to 90 days) when it is difficult to review the reward and punishment committee within a short period of time for misconduct that causes social controversy or damages K-League values. It is an action.
The member’s team, Gwangju, also said through SNS, “After confirming that Sandro violated the Road Traffic Act, in accordance with the team management regulations and the professional football player contract, we suspended the business trip indefinitely until the punishment of the reward and punishment committee, and reported the matter to the Korea Professional Football Federation.” told스포츠토토
According to Gwangju, Sandro drove his rental car on the 18th without having been issued an international driver’s license (acquisition of a driver’s license in his country), collided with a vehicle in front waiting for a traffic light, caused property damage, and voluntarily reported to Gwangju Western Police. did.
Gwangju explained, “Sandro obtained a driver’s license in December 2022, but submitted a government document to the club stating that the issuance of the license is being delayed due to the migration and update of the new driver’s license system in Para State, Brazil.”