Colombia Soccer Player Makes Racist Gesture Toward Korean Opponents

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Edwin Cardona clinched his spot in soccer’s hall of shame with a bodily movement.

The Colombia midfielder aimed a racist gesture at South Korea’s players Friday during the teams’ exhibition game. The incident took place early in the second half during an altercation between a number of players after Kim Jin-su and James Rodriguez clashed. Just when tensions looked like they were cooling down, Cardona made a squinting gesture to a few South Korean players.

The referee failed to include Cardona’s gesture in his match report, but FIFA still could discipline the 24-year-old Colombian.

South Korea ultimately won the game 2-1.

Cardona’s apparent display of racism comes just days after he was sent off during Boca Juniors’ win over River Plate in a hot-tempered game in Argentina’s first division.

Maybe Cardona needs to go somewhere and chill out for a little while.

Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images

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