Netflix‘s K-Drama Squid Game quickly became an international phenomenon, and with the second season of the popular show confirmed by Netflix, the hype doesn’t seem to be dying down.
There is even a real-life version of the games, Squid Game: The Challenge, in the works, which fans of the show can apply to join.
Meanwhile, some fans of the show are noting a resemblance between the infamous Squid Game villain, Jang Deok Su, and a prominent soccer coach.
Despite the villainous ways of his deceptive and cruel character, actor Heo Sung Tae managed to capture the hearts of netizens with his actual personality and impressive duality.
And now it appears as though netizens have found the talented actor’s doppelganger. Recently, some Squid Game fans noticed a shocking resemblance between Heo Sung Tae and the soccer coach for Harimau Malaya, Malaysia’s national soccer team.
— Immacullate C·S· (@emmae_bibie) June 14, 2022
Coach Kim Pan Gon resigned as the technical director of the Korean Football Association in 2022 to become the head coach for Malaysia’s national team. He helped the team qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup for the first time in 42 years.
The resemblance between Heo Sung Tae and Kim Pan Gon is undeniable.
Some fans are even joking that Heo Sung Tae’s character, Jang Deok Su, used the “games” to help himself become such an incredible coach.
It was worth it when he playing Squid Game and then became Malaysian coach! 🤭🤣🤣🇲🇾🇲🇾🇰🇷 pic.twitter.com/ahkb0h173N
— Aaron LFC🔴 (@KinVoodoo) June 14, 2022
You can read more about Squid Game‘s second season here.