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Shocking: Soccer Player Kicks Owl In Face, Met With Chants Of “Murderer! Murderer!”

Well, this is pretty much the most terrible thing ever. A soccer player kicked an owl during a soccer match in Colombia, and the whole ugly incident was caught by TV cameras.

The owl, which was the good luck charm for home team Junior Barranquilla, was hit by a soccer ball after it landed on the field. As referees waited for the animal’s handlers to come scoop the bird up, a member of the opposing side, Pereira, came over and promptly kicked the cute little owl in the face. He was immediately and appropriately met with a chorus of boos from the home crowd, and chants of “Murderer! Murderer!”

The player who kicked the bird, Luis Moreno, gave the worst apology ever following the incident:

“I apologize to the fans, it wasn’t my intention, I did it to see if the owl could fly,” said Moreno after the game, which he left amid a heavy police guard.

Meanwhile, the owl is currently recovering in a veterinary clinic in Colombia.

Watch video of the owl kicking here:

  • Bistro1607

    can nobody tell me why no one kicked this guys ass? I promise that he would not have just kicked any american football, baseball, or basketball mascot and just walked away….

  • C_b_amezquita

    He claims he didn’t know it was the mascot. Does it F***** matter if it’s a mascot or not? He shouldn’t be kicking any animals. I hope this guy gets kicked in the head. What an ahole

  • Livin_on_love1972

    Stupid people do stupid things!

  • AA

    Just like he kicked the poor owl senselessly and without any feelings he deserves the same treatment. Wtf is wrong with him, I promise I would have kicked his a** I hope he breaks his arms and someone kicks him.

  • guest

    Well, update. The owl died. I hope this guy goes to jail. What a piece of sh*t.

  • Tagbs

    does anyone know if he was charged, fined and banned from ever playing again? that poor owl died…

  • Tagbs

    does anyone know if he was charged, fined and banned from ever playing again? that poor owl died…

  • Jina

    Luis Moreno should go to jail for animal cruelty. Animals should never be mascots.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IFHTLWIVKPJ5E7PNOGXUD2OW4U Devyn

    Goddamn, what a fucking ape.

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