Skip to comments.Colombian soccer mascot owl dies after player kicks it off field
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.
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Hope the 50K pesos ($26) doesn’t break him.
That ain’t right.
Juniors should have been awarded a throw-in at the spot it went out.
Scouts Out! Cavalry!
So much for the good luck charm idea.
“The Aztecs and Maya, along with other Natives of Mesoamerica, considered the owl a symbol of death and destruction.”
A symbol of death and destruction, at least for owls.
I don’t like seeing animals mistreated and when they die from it it is so much worse. A whole $26 fine? sheesh
this is what happens when you listen to conservative radio and support the Sarah Palin for President campaign!!
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.
Yep, a Colombian peso is effectively worthless, apparently.
I think he showed his weakness to his fellow men.
Strong men don’t need to prove their strength by kicking a wounded animal.
Owls are incredible birds. When tame, wow. Why not kick a puppy to death? Same thing.
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 comethe
readiness is all. Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows what is’t
to leave betimes, let be.
There’s a difference between a bird that crashes into glass and a man who chooses to kick a bird.
Not much! He just kicked it. Ever eat a chicken sandwich? I have, and I will not judge a man for kicking an owl.
Then he'd be playing quarterback in the NFL.
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