Colombia's Edwin Cardona in racist gesture at South Korea
South Korea star Son Heung-min scored two goals on Friday to beat Colombia 2-1. However, the match was marred in controversy after a racist gesture from forward Edwin Cardona.
South Korea star Son Heung-min scored two goals on Friday to beat Colombia 2-1 in their international friendly.
However, the match was marred in controversy after Colombian forward Edwin Cardona appeared to make a racist gesture towards the South Korean players.
Following a coming-together between Kim Jin-su and James Rodriguez, Cardona appears to make the squinting gesture with his eyes.
Colombia star Edwin Cardona (centre) appeared to make a racist gesture with his eyes
Cardona's apparent gesture was caught by cameras and has caused outrage since
The incident occurred after a brief coming together between both teams' players
Cardona could yet face punishment from FIFA after the event went unnoticed by the match referee.
Son, who scored the only goal of the game last weekend in Tottenham's win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League, scored in each half to give South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong his first victory since being appointed in July.
Cristian Zapata pulled a late goal back for Colombia with a header from a free kick by James Rodriguez.
Son Heung-min scored twice to help South Korea beat Colombia 2-1 in an international friendly
Both teams have qualified for next year's World Cup in Russia, but both have been struggling lately.
South Korea had previously won only one of eight matches in 2017, while Colombia hasn't won in five straight.
Son celebrates scoring his brace to give South Korea the win ahead of 2018 World Cup
Cristian Zapata scored a goal late on from Colombia but it was little more than consolation