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Colombian soccer mascot owl dies after player kicks it off field
Fox Sports ^ | March 1, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 03/01/2011 8:48:42 PM PST by Immerito

A Colombian soccer team's mascot owl died after being kicked by a rival player, Radio Santa Fe reported Tuesday.

The bird landed on the field with an apparent broken wing during Sunday's game between Barranquilla's Atletico Junior and Deportivo Pereira. The visitors' Panamanian striker Luis Moreno kicked the owl off the field, provoking a furious reaction from the Baranquilla crowd, who considered the bird to be a good luck charm.

Moreno had to be protected by police when walking off the field. He is facing a possible one to three months in jail and a maximum fine of 50,000 pesos ($26), according to Radio Santa Fe. He also faces possible sanctions from soccer league officials.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.foxsports.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: owl; soccer

1 posted on 03/01/2011 8:48:46 PM PST by Immerito
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To: Immerito

Hope the 50K pesos ($26) doesn’t break him.


2 posted on 03/01/2011 8:52:09 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Immerito

That ain’t right.

Juniors should have been awarded a throw-in at the spot it went out.


3 posted on 03/01/2011 8:53:26 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Immerito

4 posted on 03/01/2011 8:53:57 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: The_Media_never_lie
If it doesn't, his stay in a Colombian jail will. Maybe he'll get a new necktie.

Scouts Out! Cavalry!

5 posted on 03/01/2011 8:56:18 PM PST by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: Immerito

ASCI-Hole ...


6 posted on 03/01/2011 9:04:09 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...</i><p>)
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To: Immerito

So much for the good luck charm idea.


7 posted on 03/01/2011 9:04:24 PM PST by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Immerito

hoot boot


8 posted on 03/01/2011 9:09:37 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: Immerito

“The Aztecs and Maya, along with other Natives of Mesoamerica, considered the owl a symbol of death and destruction.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owl#The_Americas


9 posted on 03/01/2011 9:10:07 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel

A symbol of death and destruction, at least for owls.


10 posted on 03/01/2011 9:14:43 PM PST by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Immerito

I don’t like seeing animals mistreated and when they die from it it is so much worse. A whole $26 fine? sheesh


11 posted on 03/01/2011 9:44:51 PM PST by Netizen
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To: Immerito

this is what happens when you listen to conservative radio and support the Sarah Palin for President campaign!!


12 posted on 03/01/2011 9:48:05 PM PST by JohnThune2012 (was)
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To: Immerito

Good grief, 50,000 pesos is only 26 bucks?

Note to self: don’t bother picking up pesos you find on the sidewalk.

I wonder if the Mexican peso was ever at anything like parity with the dollar?

And that poor owl.


13 posted on 03/01/2011 9:51:42 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

Yep, a Colombian peso is effectively worthless, apparently.


14 posted on 03/01/2011 10:25:11 PM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I think he showed his weakness to his fellow men.

Strong men don’t need to prove their strength by kicking a wounded animal.


15 posted on 03/01/2011 10:29:45 PM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

Owls are incredible birds. When tame, wow. Why not kick a puppy to death? Same thing.


16 posted on 03/01/2011 10:33:59 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Sorry for typos: typed with IPhone)
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To: Dogbert41

Well, suppose you leave your front door open and the “screen door” has a glass panel and a robin flies into it and is killed. Did you murder the robin?

Not a whit, we defy augury. There is special providence in
the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ‘tis not to come; if it be not to
come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come—the
readiness is all. Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows what is’t
to leave betimes, let be.


17 posted on 03/01/2011 10:43:45 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

There’s a difference between a bird that crashes into glass and a man who chooses to kick a bird.


18 posted on 03/01/2011 10:47:30 PM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

Not much! He just kicked it. Ever eat a chicken sandwich? I have, and I will not judge a man for kicking an owl.


19 posted on 03/01/2011 10:49:51 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: Dogbert41
Why not kick a puppy to death?

Then he'd be playing quarterback in the NFL.

20 posted on 03/01/2011 11:55:57 PM PST by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: HangnJudge

This is Sparta!


21 posted on 03/02/2011 2:03:09 AM PST by Total Package (TOLEDO, OHIO THE MRSA INFECTION IN THE STATE and the death of freedom)
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To: dr_lew

What’s a chicken sandwich got to do with kicking an injured bird?

Chicken slaughter houses don’t process their fowl by kicking them. Chickens are stunned and then their necks are slit after the stunning renders them unconscious.

And then we eat the bird.

This owl was the mascot for the opposing team. The player that kicked it wasn’t hunting for food. He simply kicked the bird. There was no reason for it (well, maybe spite).

Maybe his dog needs the same treatment? Just another pet, you know...


22 posted on 03/02/2011 3:57:07 AM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: dr_lew

The man did not intend to eat the owl for food. He kicked it because the owl was in his way, further injuring, and causingthe death of the injured bird.

You keep comparing apples to pianos. Eating chicken is not morally equivalent to kicking an injured animal that is neither a threat to you nor intended for your dinner plate.

If a homeowner finds that a bird has flown into his glass windows, he or she is not guilty of unnecessary cruelty to animals the way this soccer player is.


23 posted on 03/02/2011 6:22:52 AM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: gogogodzilla

Exactly. We kill chickens, but we do so humanely. And there is nothing wrong with that.


24 posted on 03/02/2011 6:24:34 AM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Dogbert41

I’m surprised that those defending him are ignoring the lack of sportsmanship and the complete disrespect he has shown to his fellow MAN on the other team.


25 posted on 03/02/2011 6:29:45 AM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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