Remember when Luis Moreno of Deportivo Pereira kicked an opposing team's mascot — a living, breathing, hooting owl — to help save its wide-eyed soul in February, but it ended up dying of shock? Yeah, well, Moreno's back in the kicking-creatures business, and business is good.
In the Colombian league clip, Moreno kicks "opponent [Pablo] Andres Escobar's undercarriage while he lies prone on the ground." What's clear is that although he only got a two-game suspension for taking foot to owl, Escobar's ribs qualify as a seven-game penalty. What's unclear is how Moreno will frame this as being for Escobar's own good.
OUCH! Luis Moreno gets red card for booting rival player in the ribs [Metro UK] (H/T Tomuban)