South Korean football team concentrated on strategy building this Monday.
Prior to its match against Sweden in the ongoing FIFA World Cup , South Korea coach Shin Tae yong made a rather weird revelation.
Talking to the BBC, Shin admitted to having made his players switch shirts in recent friendlies against Senegal and Bolivia.
And what worked to the Koreans’ advantage has been their facial features as Asians, which many westerners cannot differentiate against.
South Korea’s manager has admitted that his players have exchanged their shirts during training sessions and friendlies in order to deceive observing Swedes 🗣
“We are using this tactic because I know that for Europeans, it is difficult to distinguish Asians [by face].”
— Team FA 🏴 (@TeamFA) June 17, 2018
The admission comes after Sweden allegedly spied on the South Korean boys while they were training and Shin says that he did this to confuse the Swedish team.
Twitter erupted with hilarious reactions to this entire episode, with many taking the liberty to explore the racial side of this admission.
he called yall racist lmaooooo https://t.co/S4USXskVGP
— ً (@chulopjm) June 17, 2018
South Korea with the 4D chess pic.twitter.com/BCG2yeg4U3
— Shakarez (@Shakarez) June 17, 2018