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Colombian soccer players sit down to protest daytime games

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - MARCH 19: Stalin Motta (L) of La Equidad celebrates a scored goal, during a match between Fortaleza FC and La Equidad as part of the round 10 of the Liga Aguila I - 2016 at Metropolitano de Techo Stadium on March 19, 2016, in Bogota, Colombia. (Photo by: Luis Ramirez/Vizzor/LatinContent/Getty Images)

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - MARCH 19: Stalin Motta (L) of La Equidad celebrates a scored goal, during a match between Fortaleza FC and La Equidad as part of the round 10 of the Liga Aguila I - 2016 at Metropolitano de Techo Stadium on March 19, 2016, in Bogota, Colombia. (Photo by: Luis Ramirez/Vizzor/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Soccer players in Colombia sat down on the field to protest a decision to play matches during the day to help the government stave off an energy crisis.

The sit-down protests lasted only a few minutes and took place in at least eight stadiums hosting top-tier matches during the weekend.

Players say they weren't consulted about the change and warn that playing games during the tropical daytime heat is dangerous and could lead to dehydration.

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