‘I thought we’d rebounded’ Suwon FC’s blowback, ‘Zupo’ Ras ‘charged’ with drunk driving

‘Ugly Duckling’ Ras is in trouble.

The Gangnam Police Station in Seoul is investigating Ras (32), a foreign player for Suwon FC, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol under the Road Traffic Act. The police responded to a report of “suspected drunk driving” and caught Ras on a road in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul at 4 a.m. The player’s blood alcohol level was 0.05 percent. His blood alcohol content was measured at over 0.08%, which is enough to revoke his license.

Suwon FC received the news around 1pm. “We will investigate the circumstances through the player’s own story and handle it according to the set manual,” said Suwon FC head coach Choi Sun-ho. Coach Kim Do-gyun also said, “This is the worst situation. I was so careful with him…” Kim Do-gyun also lamented.

Contract termination is likely. There is a precedent. Kunimoto of Jeonbuk Hyundai last July and Jonatan of FC Anyang this April left the Korean scene after being caught driving under the influence of alcohol. Both were suspended for 60 days by the Korean Football Association and had their contracts terminated by their clubs. Lars is expected to face the same punishment 먹튀검증.

The KFA is also monitoring the situation after receiving reports of drunk driving charges.

Suwon FC was literally blown away. Lars is the main striker for Suwon FC. In 22 games this season, he’s scored nine goals. He is the team’s top scorer. Until recently, Ras had been linked with a move. “I want to go to FC Seoul,” he told the team. Even after his move to Seoul fell through, he was unable to settle down and had a terrible training attitude, which led to coach Kim making a drastic decision to leave him out of the squad for the last match against Gwangju FC.

Kim had a meeting with Ras during the break. Kim told him, “I’ve forgotten about the past. I want you to focus on your workouts and the team again,” Kim said. Ras accepted Kim’s loving advice. “Ras himself had a hard time with the transfer issue, so he thought he should focus on the team, and he prepared hard during the break,” Kim said. Ras showed a different side by inviting the team to the pool at his own expense.

Rath returned to the starting lineup for the Suwon derby against Suwon Samsung on May 5 and anchored Suwon FC’s frontline. He scored the game-winning goal in the 26th minute with a stunning header off a corner kick from Yoon Beom-garam. Rath performed an “ugly duckling” ceremony after the goal. Ras won a whopping 10 aerial battles on the day, shaking up the Suwon defense with his trademark height and power. Rath led the Suwon FC attack with his diligent movement until he was substituted off in the second half. Coach Kim was pleased with the performance.

However, the team’s performance was marred by a drunk driving offense. His departure was inevitable. The summer transfer market is already closed, and the club can”t bring in new players. Lars was the centerpiece of Suwon’s offense, along with Miuna and Gow. As soon as Suwon FC started to rebound, they fell into crisis. It’s an awkward situation for Kim.

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