1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



Latino Daily News

Monday February 28, 2011

Panamanian Soccer Player Who Kicked an Owl Could Get Three Days in Jail (VIDEO)

Panamanian Soccer Player Who Kicked an Owl Could Get Three Days in Jail (VIDEO)

Photo: Owl Gets Kicked At Soccer Game

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

Animal Rights Organizations will begin investigations as to what sanctions Luis Moreno who plays for the Colombian Pereira should get for his kick of an owl.

A half hour into the second period of the game, with the score 2-1, the game was stopped after the ball accidentally hit an owl that apparently has lived in the stadium for a few years.

Frustrated because his team was losing with only 15 more minutes in the clock, Luis Moreno approached the hurt bird, and kicked it out of the field.

Opposite team striker Luis Pérez reprimanded the Panamanian, while a member of the Civil Defense entered the field to assist the bird.

The referee didn’t sanctioned the player, despite the screaming of the audience who called him “Murderer, Murderer” until the game ended.

Fortunately, the bird survived the incident; a veterinarian that happened to be watching the game, put a splint on its leg.

The owl is the symbol of the Junior soccer team, as it is believed that the team wins when the bird flies over the stadium.