Hwang Ui-jo SUSPENDED by South Korea over illegal filming allegation

Norwich City loanee Hwang Ui-jo is SUSPENDED by South Korea over an allegation he illegally filmed a sex tape with an ex-partner… just weeks before start of the Asian Cup

  • Hwang Ui-jo has been suspended by South Korea weeks before the Asian Cup 
  • The Norwich City forward is accused of filming a sexual encounter with a former partner – an allegation which the striker has categorically denied
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Norwich City striker Hwang Ui-jo has been banished indefinitely from South Korea’s national team following an allegation he illegally filmed a sexual encounter with an ex-girlfriend.

Hwang, who denies the allegation against him, is not being considered for selection by his national team pending a police inquiry into the claim.

The suspension comes just seven weeks before the start of the Asian Cup, but the Korea Football Association (KFA) feel it is not appropriate to select him amid a live investigation.

‘We have decided not to select Hwang Ui-jo for the national team until a clear conclusion is reached on the facts,’ a statement from the KFA’s ethics committee read. 

Hwang, 31, is still eligible to play for Norwich and he scored for the Canaries in their 3-2 loss to Watford on Tuesday.

South Korean striker Hwang Ui-jo has been suspended following an allegation of illegal filming of an ex-partner (Pictured: on loan in the Championship with Norwich City)

The forward has suspended from selection for the national team just weeks before Asian Cup

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Lee Youn-nam, who heads the KFA’s ethics committee, told reporters that national players must conduct themselves ‘with a high degree of morality and responsibility’.

‘Considering the fact that the player is being investigated as a suspect, it is difficult for him to carry out normal national team activities,’ Lee said.

‘Football fans have high expectations for the national team, (so) we have deemed it inappropriate to select Hwang Ui-jo for the national team.’

South Korea head coach Jurgen Klinsmann added: ‘I fully understand the current situation and will respect the decision of the Korea Football Association.’ 

Hwang denies allegation against him but he is not being considered by his country currently

Hwang, who has continually denied the allegation against him, is on a season-long loan at Norwich from Nottingham Forest.

The forward joined Forest in the summer of 2022 from Bordeaux but he has yet to make an appearance for Steve Cooper’s first team.

He had loan spells at Olympiacos in Greece and back in South Korea with FC Seoul last season.

Since heading to Norwich in this past summer he has scored three goals in 14 appearances.


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