Edwin Cardona Apologies For Racist Gesture During South Korea Game

Edwin Cardona

The incident occurred in the second half of Colombia's 2-1 defeat in Suwon when a confrontation flared up following a clash involving James Rodriguez and Kim Jin-su.

COLOMBIA'S James Rodriguez attempted one of the most weird dives in football history during an worldwide friendly against South Korea.

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min scored both goals to give Korea coach Shin Tae-yong his first victory in charge of the national team, with Cristian Zapata netting a consolation for Colombia.

Colombian footballer Edwin Cardona is at the centre of a race row after seemingly making a "slant eyes" gesture to South Korean players during an global game.

Cardona, who is on now loan at Boca Juniors from Monterrey, was filmed pulling his eyes towards opposition players during the match.

"I didn't see that gesture and I can not comment on that", Pekerman told reporters.

"I thought the Colombians played a physical, rough game today, but it can happen in football", Ki said.

The controversy marks an eventful week for Cardona, who could face an worldwide suspension of up to five games if he is found guilty of racist behaviour.

"Colombia have world-class players, and it was disappointing for the team to show such actions", Ki added.

"It was not my intention to disrespect anyone, any country or any race, but if someone was offended, or interpreted it that way, I apologise", Cardona said.

Colombia heads to China for another World Cup warm-up match on Tuesday, while South Korea hosts Serbia.

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