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Telemundo suspends TV hosts for ‘slant-eye’ gestures after South Korea win

  • Co-hosts ‘indefinitely suspended’ for racist gestures on live TV
  • South Korea had guaranteed Mexico a place in World Cup last 16

A pair of US-based television hosts were indefinitely suspended on Thursday after using racist ‘slant-eye’ gestures during a live broadcast in the aftermath of South Korea’s World Cup victory over Germany on Wednesday that ensured Mexico’s passage into the knockout stages.

James Tahhan and Janice Bencosme, co-presenters of Telemundo’s morning show Un Nuevo Día, could be seen using their fingers to narrow their eyes amid the on-set celebration of the Asian country’s improbable 2-0 win over the reigning world champions.

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