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Footballer Luís Moreno Kicks An Owl Off The Pitch

by | 1st, March 2011

TO Colombia, where Panamaian footballer Luís Moreno is in trouble for kicking an owl on the pitch. The match between Pereira and Atlético Junior is interrupted when a ball strikes the owl.

The ref stops play. Moreno’s Pereira are losing 2-1.  He approaches the bird and kicks it off the pitch.

Says Ramón Jesurum, the league’s president:

“The player should be severely punished for this painful, horrible act of intolerance.”

Atlético Junior fans react calmly by chanting “murderer”.

But the owl lives. Moreno apoligises. And we marvel at Colombia,where the owls use their heads for more than just sums…



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