Real Madrid superstar James Rodriguez could have landed himself in hot water after making an obscene gesture towards the media on international duty.

Whilst back in Bogota to represent Colombia, the 25-year-old was snapped making an insult towards members of the media by AFP photographer Luis Acosta.

Rodriguez has been accused of aiming a 'pistol' at three photographers and two reporters with his reason unknown.

"[Acosta] told me that there were three agency photographers and two reporters from WIN Sports there at the time," El Tiempo journalist Gabriel Meluk said. "Behind them were the rest of the press doing interviews with the players.

Rodriguez struck the winner against Bolivia (Photo: AFP)
The Real Madrid star has been linked with a move away this summer (Photo: Real Madrid via Getty)

"Then, from the second floor of the hotel where the gymnasium is, James appeared and aimed a “pistol” in our direction.”

The player is yet to make a comment on the incident, which occurred after he struck the winner for Los Cafeteros in their World Cup qualifier against Bolivia, leaving Jose Pekerman's side in the fourth and final automatic qualification place.