Colombian football fans have threatened to kill two of football players who missed penalties against England in the second round of 2018 FIFA World Cup.
They targeted Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca on social media following the dramatic shootout that ended 4-3 that favoured England.
Uribe hit the bar while Bacca’s attempt was saved by the English goalkeeper.
The social media posts appeared to mostly target Bacca because his penalty shot was saved, warned the two they were “dead”, and urged them to kill themselves and not to return to Colombia.
However, some Colombian fans expressed support for Uribe and Bacca, saying live must go on despote their team losing a critical matach.
Twenty-four years ago, a Colombian footballer, Andrea Escobar, was shot dead after he scored a World Cup own goal at the 1994 World in the US.