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North Korean footballers

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 1:00 pm
by paquebot
North Korea suspected of 'extorting' young footballer's wages

The financial affairs of a teenage football prodigy from North Korea are being investigated on suspicion that the boy's salary is being expropriated by the regime in Pyongyang.

The Italian parliament has made a formal request that the government review the contract signed by Choe Song-hyok to play for the youth team of Fiorentina.

Mr Choe signed for the Florence-based club in early March, becoming the first North Korean to feature for any Italian team, according to Gazetta World.


Didn't realize a North Korean was playing in Italy.