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Watch: Colombian Player Sparks Outrage With Racist Gesture Vs South Korea

Watch: Colombian Player Sparks Outrage With Racist Gesture Vs South Korea
By Mikey Traynor

South Korea defeated Colombia 2-1 in an international friendly thanks to a brace from Tottenham's Son Heung Min on Thursday night, but the biggest talking point to emerge from the game is, unfortunately, a controversial gesture made by a Colombian player towards an opponent.

With the score at 2-0 approaching the hour mark, a hard tackle on a Korean player sparked a bit of pushing and shoving between the two sides, and as the referee struggled to make the crowd disperse, a racist gesture was clearly captured by the live TV broadcast.

Colombia midfielder Edwin Cardona, wearing #21 in the clip below, clearly mocks the eyes of his opponent much to the disgust of many watching at home, and he can expect a sanction in the coming weeks as the evidence is fairly irrefutable.

There's no place for that in the game, Cardona should, and hopefully will, be punished. A stupid, childish thing to do.

While many Korean football fans expressed their displeasure at such an act, many Colombian fans have also condemned his actions, labelling them as embarrassing for the whole country.

Adidas are probably thrilled too, the on-pitch debut of their fancy new Colombia World Cup jersey and a clip like this emerges. Just a baffling thing to do when you're in full knowledge that there are several cameras pointing in their direction.

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