Sanctioned 10 million won for K-League match…spectator throws plastic bottle at referee

Daejeon Hana Citizen of the K League 1 바카라(1st Division) has been fined 10 million won for the unruly behavior of a spectator.

The Korea Professional Football Association (KPFA) announced on Monday that it has decided to punish the Daejeon club with a fine of 10 million won through the 12th Punishment Committee.

The punishment was imposed in response to a referee being hit with a plastic bottle thrown by a spectator during the Daejeon-Suwon FC match at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on April 1.

Article 20 (1) and (6) of the K League Baseball Playing Regulations states, “The home club is responsible and liable for the safety and order of the players, teams, staff, referees, and all officials and spectators from two hours before the start of the match until all spectators and officials leave after the end of the match,” and “If there is a problem with the progress of the match due to crowd disturbances or disturbances, or if there is a problem with the safety of spectators, including players, referees, coaching staff and team staff, and media, and the maintenance of stadium order, the relevant club shall bear all responsibility for the problem regardless of the reason.

The disciplinary standards for each type of penalty allow clubs to impose sanctions for incidents that interfere with the conduct and safety of the game.

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