Bacca, Uribe get death threats after Colombia's defeat to England in Russia

Bacca, Uribe get death threats after Colombia's defeat to England in Russia

- Colombia have crashed out of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia at the round of 16 stage

- Both teams played 1-1 during the open play but the Three Lions progressed after winning 4-3 on penalties

- Meanwhile two Colombian players have been told never to return home by angry football fans in the South American country

Death threats have been aimed at two Colombia players Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca who missed their penalties against England at the round of 16 of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The South American team crashed out of the tournament on the back of their 4-3 defeat to the Three Lions on penalties after playing 1-1 draw after 120 minutes.

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Uribe’s penalty hit the crossbar while Bacca’s attempt to save the day was saved by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to give Gareth Southgates men the chance to reach the last eight of the championship.

Meanwhile, some Colombian football fans have urged their fellow fans not to seek the death of their national team players because they lost penalties.

The threatening messages were made despite a police investigation into early death threats made towards Colombian player Carlos Sanchez after he was sent off three minutes into the team’s World Cup opener against Japan.

Many outraged football fans pointed out that yesterday was the 24th anniversary of the death of Andres Escobar, who was shot dead after his own goal was blamed for sending Colombia home at the 1994 World Cup.

One post by Twitter user David Castaneda warned: “Die Carlos Bacca. Son of a b*tch. No-one wants you, gonorrhoea. To this country you don’t return.

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Another, Jhon Duqueismo, wrote: “Thank you to all the players, except to three-time son of a b*tch, useless, dead, Carlos Bacca. Don’t come back here."

Brayan Sanchez wrote: “Don’t wish for the death of Bacca and Uribe. Do we wish to repeat what happened to Andres Escobar? Is this Colombia? Games are won and lost, we are a real country.

Another, Lois Lane, said: “The anniversary of the death of Andres Escobar and you are calling for the death of Bacca. I’m sorry, I can’t stand such sh*t people. Get out of my timeline."

And MoreJuanSe wrote: “Now they start to insult and threaten Uribe and Bacca. Yesterday was the 24th anniversary of the death of Andres Escobar, please, please! Let’s learn how to lose as well.

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Escobar, who would have clocked 51 on July 2nd, 2018, was shot by a gang-like figure 10 days after his mistake against the US knocked Colombia out of the World in 1994.

However, before the game against England at the Spartak Stadium, Escobar's brother, Sachi, had warned that the tragedy could happen again if Colombia failed to get through to the quarter-finals.

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