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Bentancur Apologises To Tottenham Team-Mate Son For Saying All Koreans 'Look The Same’

Bentancur Apologises To Tottenham Team-Mate Son For Saying All Koreans 'Look The Same’

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 Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur apologized Saturday to teammate and captain Son Heung-min for saying that Koreans all "look the same" on a Uruguayan television program earlier in the week.

While appearing on Uruguayuan show "Por La Camiseta," Bentancur was asked by host Rafa Cotelo for a Spurs shirt. 

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"Sonny's?," Bentancur said. "It could be Sonny’s cousin too… they all look the same.”

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The clip, which was posted online earlier in the week, drew widespread condemnation.

Bentancur, who is Uruguayan, posted an apology in an Instagram story on Saturday for what he called a "very bad joke."

“Sony brother! I apologise to you for what happened, it was just a very bad joke!” Bentancur wrote. “You know I love you and I would never disrespect you or hurt you or anyone else! I love you brother!”

Son is yet to comment on the incident.

The idea that all Asians or all Koreans look the same is a common racist stereotype that has been directed at Korean celebrities and in particular K-pop stars in the past. 

Bentancur, along with the rest of the Tottenham Hotspur squad, is due to fly to Korea over the summer to take part in the Coupang Play Series in Seoul.

Son has regularly been the victim of racism from opposing fans while playing in the Premier League.

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Source: MSN 

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