Even in the FA Cup, there was no trace of Seok Hyun-jun.
The Jeonju Citizens Soccer Team will play the second round of the 2023 Hana Bank FA Cup against Chungnam Asan at 7:00 pm on the 29th at Yi Sun-shin Sports Complex.
Jeonju is a K4 League team바카라사이트 that attracted attention with Seok Hyun-jun joining ahead of this season. Seok Hyeon-jun was evaluated as the right person to take charge of the front line of the Korean national team while playing for Ajax and Groningen. He was nicknamed ‘Seoklatan’ because of his similar playing style to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Since then, he has been on several teams. He gained experience by going back and forth between the Netherlands, Portugal and Saudi Arabia, and in 2016 he joined Porto, Portugal’s top club.
He played in Trabzonspor, Troyes, etc., and also put himself on the stage of Turkey and France. He played at the Stade de Reims from 2018, then transferred to Troyes from 2020 and played until 2022. As you can see from the number of clubs listed, he is a journeyman who has moved to so many teams. Seok Hyun-joon, who showed competitiveness by playing for a long time in Europe, has become a taboo word in Korea to call his name due to military service issues.
Seok Hyun-joon was judged for active duty, but he delayed his enlistment for a long time because of his life in Europe. He tried to get exempted through military service, but even that was not easy, and he had to return to Korea after the deadline and enlist. However, Seok Hyun-joon used his overseas residence as an excuse to extend his military service and tried to avoid military service in various ways, such as obtaining permanent residency in Hungary.
Even though he submitted an oath to return to Korea with the Military Manpower Administration, he did not keep it and eventually his passport expired. Seok Hyun-joon was accused of violating Article 94 of the Military Service Act (Overseas Travel Permission Obligation) and was placed on the list of those who evaded military service due to his illegal stay abroad. After the contract with Troyes expired, Seok Hyun-joon posted on his social media account, “As a Korean citizen, I had no intention of avoiding military service. I couldn’t make an announcement because my position was organized.”
He received uniform number 9, but since the opening of the K4 League, he has not been on the list even once. This is because Seok Hyun-joon is still in the process of trial due to prosecution for violating the Military Service Act. Until his judicial process is finalized, Seok Hyeon-jun will not be able to lead a normal player life. I couldn’t even find a trace of Seok Hyun-jun on the official website of Jeonju and SNS, and there was no 9th Seok Hyun-jun in the squad number. On February 24, when he announced his joining, there was only an official photo posted.
It was the same in the FA Cup match against Chungnam Asan. In fact, Chungnam-Asanjeon was originally not allowed to participate. In accordance with Article 18, Paragraph 9 of the FA Cup Regulations, military service players cannot participate in weekday games (excluding statutory holidays), so Seok Hyun-joon, who joined as a public service worker, was not included in the list itself. Still, there was no choice but to gather questions about Seok Hyun-joon’s current situation or training. An official from Jeonju did not take any questions, saying, “We will not take any questions outside of the game.”
At the pre-press conference, director Yang Young-cheol said, “You are very curious, but you have not been registered. I do not belong to us right now, so I have nothing to say. I will have a lot to say when I come back later, but I can’t say anything right now. They are not training with us,” he said. In order to see Seok Hyeon-joon playing on the ground, it seems possible only after the trial is over.