Son Humiliates Chile Midfielder Diego Valdes, Who Made Racist Gesture Before Match

If you didn't catch the story yesterday, Chile midfielder Diego Valdes was spotted producing a racist gesture just 24 hours before his side's game with South Korea.

Valdes was pictured doing a 'slant-eyed gesture' when posing for a picture with a fan, something that was understandably met with controversy.

The fan joined several members of the La Roja squad, including former Cardiff City and Inter Milan midfielder Gary Medel, but as per Sportal Korea, he only realised what Valdes was doing in their photo once he looked at it afterwards.

With the incident still causing controversy on social media during the game, Spurs forward Son Heung-Min decided to do his talking on the pitch.

The 26-year-old pulled off this outrageous piece of skill in the opening minutes of the game.

Basically, Valdes was nutmegged in the first two minutes and the rest just speaks for itself, really.

While his actions are disgraceful, unfortunately it's something that has become far too common in this day and age.

Diego Maradona was accused of doing the very same gesture to South Korea fans during a World Cup game, with ITV presenter Jacqui Oatley tweeting about it.

Moreover, in November last year, Colombian defender Edwin Cardona's shocking racist gesture to South Korea players during a game saw him hit with a five-game ban from FIFA.

After a bit of a skirmish between the two players occurred, the Monterrey player was caught on camera insulting several of the opposition players

Diego Valdes later apologised for his actions, releasing the following statement, while Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda refused to comment saying:

"This is a press conference to talk about soccer. I am not here to talk about things not related to soccer."

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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