Jeju United release Kang

Moment of the Matchday – Matchday 01

South Korean club Jeju United have released striker Kang Soo-il after the troubled player managed to become embroiled in yet another scandal.

Kang is currently serving a six month ban after testing positive for methyltestosterone in June, and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on Monday after allegedly crashing his car into a taxi.

The K League Classic club responded by releasing him on Tuesday and also placing him on a restricted list, meaning he cannot join another club in the country without Jeju United’s permission.

This is the second time that Kang has found himself in the same situation. In 2010 he was released by Incheon United and placed on the restricted list after he was involved in a drunken brawl.

Kang had been in good form before testing positive for the banned substance and was set to make his debut for the national team against the United Arab Emirates in a friendly match on June 11.

However, his failed test was announced just hours ahead of the match and he was withdrawn from the squad. Kang subsequently blamed the positive test on a mustache growing cream he had used.