Published On: Wed, Jul 4th, 2018

England v Colombia: Players sent DEATH THREATS after missing World Cup penalty shootout | World | News

England triumphed in a nerve-jangling penalty shootout to progress to the quarter final after Colombia players Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca missed penalties.

The players have now received shocking death threats on social media on the 24th anniversary of the death of Andres Escobar, a Colombia star who scored an own goal at USA 1994 before being shot dead after returning home.

Uribe and Bacca have both been targeted on social media after fluffing their lines after Colombia and England could not be separated after 120 minutes of play.

One particularly vicious Twitter attack said: “Die Carlos Bacca. Son of a b***h. No-one wants you, gonorrhoea. To this country you don’t return.”

Another said: “Carlos Bacca, get depressed and kill yourself.”

Another said Bacca, whose penalty was saved by England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, was “worse than cancer”.

Uribe was also targeted by a series of foul messages on social media.

One message said: “Uribe, you are a piece of s**t. I hope you die.”

Another said: “That was Mateus Uribe’s last game, the man is already dead.”

A third warned the footballer, who plays for Mexican club America, “get out of the country or the drugs cartels will eat you alive”.

In the wake of the disgusting comments, Colombia fans issued messages in support of the two players.

Some referenced Escobar, who was shot dead after scoring an own goal against the USA in 1994.

One fan wrote on Twitter: “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 said: “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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