The video below shows Pereira defender Luis Moreno kicking an owl during a Colombian league game to the horror of many watching the game. Moreno has been given a fine of Colombian pesos ($15,173) for the kick. I just saw this video from a couple months ago and find it astonishing that some people can be so callous in the treatment of animals.
Some reports indicate that the owl was an unofficial mascot for Atletico Junior.
The owl died two days later after Moreno’s kick. Moreno was given a two-game ban.