It was a skit of epic proportions.

Jeonbuk Hyundai and Pohang Steelers played to a 1-1 draw in the 35th round of the Hana One Q K League 2023 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium at 2 p.m. on April 28.

Both Jeonbuk and Pohang had to settle for a disappointing result as they needed all three points.

Jeonbuk struck first. Meng Sung-woong earned a penalty kick, which Gustavo converted to take the lead.

Pohang fought back. Like Jeonbuk, they were awarded a penalty kick and converted it with a zekka to tie the game.

Jeonbuk’s goal seemed to come out of nowhere. In the 33rd minute, Park Jin-seop broke through Pohang’s goal, but the referee ruled that he interfered with the goalkeeper’s catch after video review, and the goal was disallowed.

With nine minutes of extra time, both teams struggled for a winner, but had to settle for a draw.

Apart from the result, there was an issue. There was a skit of epic proportions.

Pohang’s defender Kim Yong-hwan complained of pain and went off the field to receive treatment. In the process, a substitution was made.

Pohang planned to replace the injured Kim Yong-hwan with Shin Kwang-hoon in the same position. However, a staff mistake led to the substitution of No. 7 Kim In-sung to the referee.

The standby referee signaled that he would remove Kim In-sung and insert Shin Kwang-hoon in the 17th position, as requested by Pohang.

However, Pohang’s Kim In-sung did not leave the field and continued to play. He didn’t realize he was being substituted.

For a few minutes, Pohang created a skit in which they played with 12 players with no official substitutions.

Jeonbuk realized something was amiss and protested to the assistant referee, who immediately relayed the situation to the head referee.

The referee ordered Pohang’s No. 7 Kim In-sung to be sent off, and Kim Seung-dae was put on the field. The mistake resulted in the use of two replacement cards.

Pohang’s epic blunder has raised the possibility of a forfeit.

According to Article 20.2 of the K League Baseball Regulations, if the use of an ineligible player in an official match is discovered during or after the match and an appeal is filed by the opposing club within 48 hours of the end of the match, the club that used the ineligible player will be deemed to have lost 0-3. However, if the ineligible player is discovered during the match, the player will be sent off and the match will be replayed.

A similar case occurred in the 2021 season. Gwangju FC was awarded a 0-3 forfeit in a 1-1 draw against Jeju United for violating the number of substitutions.

At the time, Gwangju realized the violation and tried to withdraw the substitutions, but it drew attention to the fact that the standby referee reportedly said that ‘one more substitution can be made later’. 메이저사이트

The KFA declared Gwangju’s forfeit, stating that “even if the standby referee makes a mistake, the team is responsible for complying with the rules of the game.

Jeonbuk plans to file a formal appeal with the KFA, citing past cases in situations that could affect their standings.