Fans in Cyprus throw firecracker at injured player
Fans of a Cypriot soccer club threw a powerful firecracker at
one of its players while he was receiving medical treatment during
The team, Anorthosis Famagusta, said no one was seriously
Trainers were tending to Colombian forward Ricardo Laborde on
Sunday. Video footage shows the trainers and Laborde writhing on
the ground after the firecracker exploded inches from their
Anorthosis Famagusta condemned the actions of its fans and also
denounced those who lit flares during the league game against
Anorthosis, which is tied for first place, urged police on
Monday to check fans more thoroughly when entering the stadium.
Police said investigators are studying television footage to track
down the culprit.