Luis Moreno Apologises for Killing Owl Mascot (Video)

Luis Moreno, Deportivo Pereira defender, who kicked Atletico Junior’s mascot owl as it was laying stunned after it was struck by the ball, apologised for killing a poor bird.

“My family is very worried about what happened because an entire country (Columbia) is against me. I believe what happened is regrettable and I apologised to the entire country,” he said.

Ramon Jesurum, president of Dimayor, a Colombian football league also known as the Copa Mustang, said on Monday that “the player should be severely punished for this painful, horrible act of intolerance,” reports The Telegraph.