Hwang Eui-jo’s (31-Seoul) hometown team, Bordeaux, failed to return to the top flight after a crowd disturbance in the final game of the season with promotion at stake.
The French Football Federation (LPF) announced on Wednesday that Bordeaux had been disqualified from their final match against Ligue 2 side Rodez for failing to prevent a fan disturbance in the stadium.
Bordeaux’s nightmare stemmed from conceding an early goal to Lucas Buades in the 23rd minute at Rodez on March 3, when they needed a big win to secure promotion to the top flight.
Going down a goal down and needing to 안전놀이터 win the game led to an unexpected incident. A Bordeaux fan ran onto the field and knocked him down as he was celebrating his goal. He was taken to the hospital with a concussion and the game was called off.
Bordeaux appealed to the federation to resume the match, but were ultimately disqualified and finished the season in third place. Only one or two places in the Ligue 2 can earn promotion to the top flight, the Ligue 1.
Bordeaux also received a one-point deduction for next season, as well as the additional punishment of having their stadium closed to unruly spectators for four games.
Bordeaux plans to appeal the suspension to the French Olympic Committee.