SIR - Colombia were nothing more than a bunch of thugs and should be thrown out of World Football.

The referee from two yards away watched a deliberate heard butt and gave a yellow card - how do you get a red card?

It was violent play and should be an immediate dismissal. Colombia should be banned from international football. Even their official was at it.

I do not think that any country will be willing to play them, they have brought football into the gutter.

Gary Lorriman, North Walk, Harden