Watch: Soccer fans in Cyprus throw explosive at injured player

In this Sunday, Oct. 21, 2102 photo, a powerful firecracker explodes near players and trainers of Anorthosis Famagusta, which was thrown from Omonias fans during a soccer match between Anorthosis Famagusta and Omonia Nicosia at Antonis Papadopoulos stadium in Larnaca, Cyprus. AP Photo/Sakis Savides

NICOSIA, Cyprus Fans of a Cypriot soccer club threw a powerful firecracker at one of its players while he was receiving medical treatment during a game.

The team, Anorthosis Famagusta, said no one was seriously injured.

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 faces. Watch video below:

Anorthosis Famagusta condemned the actions of its fans and also denounced those who lit flares during the league game against Omonia Nicosia.

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.

According to Yahoo Sports, there were reports that fans threw the explosive to test if the downed player was faking his injury.

Last month, a soccer fan in Iran threw a hand grenade on the pitch during a match.

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