- Edwin Cardona appeared to make a ‘slanty-eyes’ gesture at South Korean players
- The Colombian could now be at risk of a Fifa ban after damning video evidence
- Tottenham’s Son Heung-min scored twice as South Korea beat Colombia 2-1
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Colombia attacking midfielder Edwin Cardona was caught on camera making what looks a pretty clear racist gesture at South Korean players during a 2-1 friendly defeat.
Things clearly got far from friendly, however, as Cardona appeared to make a ‘slanty-eyes’ gesture at the opposition during a big on-pitch bust-up that had to be calmed by the referee.
Although Cardona’s gesture seemingly went unnoticed by officials at the time, he could now be in real danger of a hefty Fifa ban if found guilty of deliberately mocking Korean players on racial grounds.
Tottenham’s Son Heung-min scored twice as South Korea edged the match 2-1, but it’s fair to say this incident below will now be the big story:
The incident takes place at around the 50-second mark of the video, and while no one can be entirely certain if Cardona meant it, it doesn’t look good for the 24-year-old.
Quite what provoked such anger in him in what was meant to be a friendly match is beyond us, and he’ll deserve everything he gets if Fifa do throw the book at him.
The start of the video also features a pretty shocking effort at a dive from James Rodriguez, which sparked the resulting melee.