Player threatened in Colombia after kicking owl

BOGOTA - Panamanian international LuisMoreno said he had been threatened on Tuesday for kicking anowl, which subsequently died, during a Colombian championshipmatch.

"There have been all kinds of things...... on the telephone,everything," the Pereira player said in a television interview."It wasn't my intention to hurt the animal."

Moreno caused an uproar by trying to kick the stricken bird-- which had just been injured after being hit by the ball --into touch during the 2-1 defeat at Atletico Junior on Sunday.

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