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Son Heung-min | Military Exempt

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Sigma, Sep 1, 2018.

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    Sigma Full Member

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    Happy for him.
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    Dumbstar Full Member

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    Good news all round. The PL needs him.
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    Dudu Full Member

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    Pride of Asia.


    It got a little nervy at the end, but very well deserved. Absolutely delighted for him. :)
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    Carolina Red Moderator Staff

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    Well shucks
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    Schmiznurf Full Member

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    Draft dodging traitor.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Actually pretty happy for him from personal point of view.
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    elmo Can never have too many Eevees

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    Glad for him.

    That’s potentially a few millions he’ll be missing out if he needs to serve.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    I wonder what he himself thinks about serving? Would he be proud?
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    vangagal Full Member

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    Seeing by his celebration after match, i'm sure he is very happy not to serve.
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    endless_wheelies feeling dizzy

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    You have to wonder... would they have won if they weren't all under threat of military service?
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    elmo Can never have too many Eevees

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    It's a bloody waste of his time and career.
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    giorno Full Member

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    I wish i will be that happy too one day
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    pcaming Full Member

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    I'm not sure if I'm correct, but he has spent a lot of time outside of Korea (I think since his teens). So I doubt he has any real desire to go back just for that.
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    HerrLeinad New Member

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    I'm no expert on this but isn't "military service" for someone like him not just sitting behind a desk? Remember to have read something like that, in that case not really something to be "proud" of and let's be honest, mandatory military service in a 21th century democrazy is really outdated.
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    pcaming Full Member

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    Germany is planning to bring it back apparently. Yes, as he's been out of Korea for a while, he can only be a low-level civil servant.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    He'd be a civil servant because he never graduated high school. I don't think it has anything to do with him living out of country.
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    giorno Full Member

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    His country is technically still at war, with a crazy dictator...

    Not a situation many westerners can relate too...
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    Spiersey Chelsea fan

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    I'm sure he would be proud in terms of serving his country however he most certainly won't have wanted to do it. Financially would cost him millions and would lose 2 years of his career and probably a 3rd trying to get back to fitness. (4 if he played for the military club team). He serves his country every time he steps on a pitch anyway.
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    HerrLeinad New Member

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    No, we won't bring it back, that's a complete impossibility by our law. There were only a few politicians thinking about it but there is really zero chance for it, it's not compatible with the "Grundgesetz".

    I'd say any westerner who has at least some memories of the time before 1990 can relate and let's be real, it's not like any modern war would be fought with soldiers on the ground.
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    Ban Full Member

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    Military service is good, learns you discipline.


    Nah, just kidding, glad for him, he won't have to go to the trenches.
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    James Peril Banned

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    Good for him, he’s a nice guy. Winning a trophy as well, that won’t happen often at the club he’s currently with
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    giorno Full Member

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    Can speak for my country, mandatory military service was abolished in 1999-2000 iirc
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    VanHaal'sRedArmy Full Member

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    :lol:
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    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    Good. Now go fecking help beat Liverpool.
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    Schmiznurf Full Member

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    :lol: Brilliant
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    Absolutely delighted for him and also very relieved.
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    Not when you share borders with a country led by a raving madman who happens to have nukes.
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    Sigma Full Member

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    I've heard that joke at least 3 times now since he won.
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    Minimalist Full Member

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    Very good. :lol:
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    It's really good.
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    The Cat Full Member

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    He worked his nuts off fair play. Plenty of dog in him.
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    Abizzz Full Member

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    No, some politicians recently suggested it, but we're far from bringing it back.

    Canada's introducing it?
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    :lol: Well played.
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    Smithy_123 New Member

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    Seems a bit harsh that he would've been forced to take 2 years out of his successful career for military service. You would think that some further exemptions would apply.
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    :lol:
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    VanHaal'sRedArmy Full Member

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    Thanks to the ban on dog meat trade, he'll come for you next.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Hang on, he had to win to avoid military service? That's a pretty fecking barbaric incentive but effective I guess!
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    Tomuś Nani is crap, I tell you!

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    What's ridiculous is not that he was to serve in the army, considering his home country situation, but that winning a football game decide if you serve or not. Straight from a shite mercenary movie or Gladiator.
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    Sweech Full Member

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    Brilliant. Would have been pretty stupid if one of the world’s best Asian players had his career cut off like that.
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    Well done.