Bogota, Colombia (CNN)A Colombian football player announced he and his teammates have received death threats following a controversial match in Colombia on Saturday.
The match in question, between Llaneros Football Club and Union Magdalena SA, saw Llaneros concede two goals in extra time, resulting in the start of a match-fixing investigation against the club after it was accused by fans and even the country's president of throwing the match.
In a 30-second video posted on social media on Tuesday, Jorge Duván Mosquera, a Llaneros defender, addressed his comments to president Iván Duque himself, saying: "We fear for our own lives: me and my teammates are scared to go out, we fear something might happen to us on the street."
Following Mosquera's video, Llaneros FC confirmed in a public statement that some of its players had received death threats, announcing the club contacted the police and hired a law firm to assist its players.
The incident is spilling out as of one of Colombia's largest sports scandals in recent history. On Saturday, Llaneros were playing against the Union Magdalena SA in the final match of the Colombian second division.
Victory for Magdalena would result in promotion to the top league next year, while Llaneros had to score five goals to be promoted due to goal difference.
After taking a late lead with an 80th minute goal, Llaneros seemed destined to win the match, but during six minutes of extra time, they conceded two goals which resulted in a Magdalena victory and subsequent promotion.
In the second of those two goals, however, the Llaneros defensive line allegedly appears to play half-heartedly and lets Magdalena's striker score almost unchallenged.
Mosquera is one of the players who seemed to stop playing; in front of his team's goal, he can be seen watching without trying to defend the last-minute goal.
The outcome of the match drew criticism right at the final whistle, with the official broadcast commentator criticizing the Llaneros and calling the match "a real shame."
The critiques only mounted when the president of the Colombian professional football league announced the opening of a formal investigation on the match.
Allegations of match-fixing and sports fraud erupted over the weekend in Colombian media, and current and retired Colombian footballers -- including Juventus winger Juan Guillermo Cuadrado -- criticized the goal.
Duque himself joined the criticism late on Sunday night, tweeting: "What happened in the promotion game [...] is a national shame. Sport requires transparency, honesty and zero tolerance facing any situation that delegitimizes ethics."