MOSCOW (AP) – Colombian authorities are investigating a death threat made on social media against Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez, who was sent off early on in the team's 2-1 defeat to Japan at the World Cup.
Police say the threat was made from a Twitter account, which was immediately shut down. Authorities are now looking for the IP address of the machine from which the message was sent.
The message appeared with an image of Sanchez and Colombia defender Andres Escobar, who was shot dead on the outskirts of Medellin days after returning from the United States after competing at the 1994 World Cup.
Escobar scored an own-goal against the United States and Colombia, a pre-tournament favorite, failed to get out of its group.