February 16, 2012

WC 2002 referee Jun Lu goes to prison

After Byron Moreno's conviction in the last year, the next referee who participated at 2002 FIFA World Cup has been put into jail, however, for a completely different reason: 

The most famous Chinese referee, Jun Lu, who had joined the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and who had overseen two matches at 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan/South Korea (see his statistics here), was sentenced by the Chinese justice for having fixed seven matches in the Chinese league for money (810.000 Yuan = 98.000 €). He has to go to prison for five years and six months.
Due to his good international reputation, he was mostly called "golden whistle".
Furthermore, Huang Junjie and Wan Daxue have been arrested as well.

The conflict that is linked with these convictions has been apparent in China for three years; the lawsuit counts to the most intense in football's history ever.


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