What looked like a football festival ended in tragedy in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 17-8-2019. Photo VD / Courtesy: @MOTAGUAcom.
By Dennis Aguillón

Everything painted for a good football night, because in the league Honduras Honduran classic would dispute, a game of high risk.

Olimpia would face Motagua in Tegucigalpa, a party that always draws much attention.

But nevertheless, no one imagined what would happen, the party was stained with blood half an hour before the start of the meeting.

It all started when members of the Olimpia bar attacked the bus that transported Motagua players to the stadium., throwing stones which caused some to be injured.

This caused the Motagua bar to react and a pitched battle broke out., both outside and inside the enclosure, the result was that children were injured, women and third-class people who had come to the stadium to enjoy as a family.

The police did not hesitate to intervene and launched tear gas, to persuade pseudo fans.

The access doors to the playing field were enabled to evacuate people who had nothing to do with the brawl, so they could escape.

However this did not help much, since several were affected by the gas that had previously been released by the police.

Reports indicated several people injured and four deceased, one of them by stab.

The match was suspended in order to safeguard the lives of other fans, umpires, coaching staff, authorities and other personnel.

Also the National Football League of Honduras would have prohibited the entry of members of the Ultra Faithful of Olympia to the venue, for having a history of causing fights.

Police reported that they arrested a Motagua fan for his alleged involvement in the riots., two weapons were confiscated from this individual.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 17-8-2019. Photo VD / Courtesy: @MOTAGUAcom.