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Two TV hosts for NBCUniversal's Telemundo network have reportedly been suspended over a racist gesture in reference to the South Korea World Cup football team.

Morning show hosts James Tahhan and Janice Bencomse have been suspended after they made a gesture 'celebrating' South Korea's 2-0 win against Germany, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Mr Tahhan was supposedly the first of them to make the eye gesture on Telemundo's morning program "Un Nuevo Dia". He later apologised for his 'lack of sensitivity'.

A Telemundo statement read:

​We are extremely disappointed with our morning show contributors James Tahhan’s and Janice Bencosme’s gestures referring to the South Korean national soccer team.

Our company takes this kind of inappropriate behaviour very seriously, as it is contrary to our values and standards.

This gesture was not the first racial incident at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and as one might imagine, it most likely won't be the last.​

In another absurd incident at an opening game June 18, Mexico fans could be heard hurling anti-gay slurs during their team's 1-0 defeat of Germany.

Footage of the racist gesture can be seen here:

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