Colombia’s ‘scorpion kick’ Higuita snaps selfie with Saudi king

The photo was snapped following al-Nassr’s match with al-Ahli, which won the King Cup in Jeddah on Sunday

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Rene Higuita, the Colombian goalkeeping coach for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr, snapped a selfie with King Salman bin Abdulziz as he shook hands with him to receive a medal on Sunday.

The photo was taken following al-Nassr’s match with al-Ahli, who won the King Cup in Jeddah.

Higuita is best known for wowing the world with his “scorpion kick” while playing for Colombia against England 21 years ago


During the live television broadcast of the awards ceremony, Higuita approached King Salman to snap a selfie. The king appeared to not mind and smiled, signaling that he welcomed this.

The photo was shared by hundreds on social media after Higuita posted it to his official Twitter account.

Alongside the image, Higuita wrote: "With all respect, admiration and love to this leader" in both Spanish and Arabic.

Colombian newspaper Elespectador commented on the photo saying: "His team's loss this season did not prevent Higuita from seizing the chance to snap a selfie with the Saudi king to keep as a souvenir."

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