Echoes of the tragic death 24 years ago of Colombia defender, Andres Escobar has re-echoed at Russia 2018 as another Colombian player has received a death threat.
It was gathered that Colombian police are investigating death threats made against midfielder Carlos Sanchez after his red card in their 2-1 defeat by Japan
Sanchez who had played for Aston Villa in the English Premiership was given a red card for a professional foul he committed by stopping a goal-bound ball with his hand after just three minutes of kick-off.
The death threat brings to memory the death of Andres Escobar who was shot upon return from the USA ’94 World Cup after he scored an own goal in the encounter with the USA.
The own goal was the primary cause of Colombia’s elimination. A Twitter user posted a split picture of Sanchez and Escobar with the words: ‘I propose a dream.’
Another Twitter account posted: ‘If Andres Escobar was killed for scoring an own goal, then Carlos Sanchez should be murdered and his dead body p****d on.’
The judicial arm of the Colombian police has assigned a special team to investigate the threats made to Sanchez, 32, who is suspended for Sunday’s clash with Poland.