A group of Mexico fans pose for a photo with the slant-eyed gesture. The image was used in a video by national television network Seoul Broadcasting System, with a caption reading: ‘A lot of us Koreans do not like this gesture because it makes fun of Asian eyes’. Photo: Seoul Broadcasting System
Andrew McNicol
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew McNicol

Fifa World Cup: ‘slant-eyed’ gesture is pure racism – even the well-mannered South Koreans have had enough

Latest case of offensive behaviour defies belief but Koreans are still prepared to forgive with a ‘heart finger’

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A group of Mexico fans pose for a photo with the slant-eyed gesture. The image was used in a video by national television network Seoul Broadcasting System, with a caption reading: ‘A lot of us Koreans do not like this gesture because it makes fun of Asian eyes’. Photo: Seoul Broadcasting System
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