After Japan Beat Colombia, A Colombian Soccer Fan Made A Japanese Woman Humiliate Herself On Camera

The man has since apologized and said his actions were the result of his “frustration and mixed feelings” after the Colombian team’s defeat.

Last Tuesday, after Japan defeated Colombia 2–1 in their World Cup match, two Colombian fans recorded a video of them forcing unknowing Japanese female fans to say “I'm a whore” in Spanish.

Colombians were furious and shared how it made them feel ashamed of their people and country.

It sparked so much outrage that Colombia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted to condemn the act, saying that it “does not represent our culture, our language, and our race.”

Invitamos a los connacionales que portan la camiseta tricolor y que representan a miles de colombianos en el Mundial de Rusia a fomentar el respeto y el buen trato. Rechazamos los malos comportamientos; no representan nuestra cultura, nuestro idioma y nuestra raza.

Such behavior "not only degrades the woman, but insults other cultures, our language, and our country," the Colombian ministry tweeted.

Comportamiento de hinchas que hacen repetir mensajes groseros en español a dos mujeres japonesas no solo degrada a la mujer, insulta a otras culturas, nuestro idioma y a nuestro país. Inaudito maltratar a una mujer aprovechándose de las barreras idiomáticas.

The man, who has been reportedly been identified as 40-year-old Guillermo Morales, told local media that his actions were the result of his “frustration and mixed feelings” after the Colombian team’s defeat, and that he “did not intend to offend or take advantage of the women.”

After the news was reported by BuzzFeed Japan, several Colombians tweeted their apologies on behalf of Morales.

@ciaolivia On behalf of millions of Colombian's, we apologize for such an unfortunate event. Those people already have a punishment from the government and have returned to Colombia. Many here have a great admiration for japanese culture and we respect them very much. Again, sorry with you.

@BFJNews Hello people! I'm Colombian and I'm embarrased. We're not all jerks like this. Acts like these don't represent our society and culture. Sorry. Enjoy the World Cup!

@BFJNews Our sincere apologies, Japan. I hope you understand that all Colombians are not like this. For those of you in Russia, enjoy the World Cup and the performance of your team.

@TMKMRT84 @BFJNews We are very sorry and ashamed. Enjoy the world cup and please forgive us. People like the one on the video does not represent us at all. Feel welcome to visit our country to see by yourselves how warm and kind Colombians are. 🙏

According to local media, people also gathered outside the Japanese Wmbassy in Colombia's capital, Bogotá, on Thursday with flags of both countries and a banner that read "Colombia respects women."

#Tendencias | ¡Los colombianos no somos así! Activistas ofrecieron sus disculpas a los japoneses por el mal comportamiento de hinchas en #Rusia2018 ---> https://t.co/6cCJJ4L9d7 https://t.co/xDFPyBsjIn

“Los colombianos sí respetamos a las mujeres”: ciudadanos se concentran frente a la embajada de Japón en Bogotá para ofrecer disculpas por mal comportamiento de algunos colombianos en #Rusia2018 #AlAire en @CaracolRadio https://t.co/YJZkUlullf

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