- The referee of a soccer game in Honduras opened fire to defend himself from the fans at the end of the game.
- The referee fired a few shots to the ground in an effort to disperse the crowd.
- No one was reportedly injured during the clash.
The referee of a soccer game in La Jigua, Honduras, faced a strange situtation when, after a controversial foul that provoked insults and complaints, he fired a pistol to defend himself against the fans at the end of the game.
A video shows the fans running through the field, while angrily calling the referee “son of a…” The referee walks around the center circle with a large pistol in hand.
Referee fired a pistol to defend himself from fans
Despite the weapon, fans scream angrily and then what appears to be gunshots are heard in the opening moments of the video. The referee appears to fire a few shots to the ground in an effort to disperse the crowd. Watch the video here.
Witnesses say that a relative handed the weapon to the referee at the end of the game because he feared that the fans would hit him, he reviewed The Sun. The incident occurred in the final stretch of the amateur match, shortly after the referee in question failed to signal a dubious penalty.
Outrage on social media
The event unleashed the outrage of soccer fans in Honduras and quickly went viral on social networks, where criticism against fans and the referee’s response rained down.
“This is how the parties in Honduras are whistled”, “because of this type of thing they see us as animals in other countries” and “how uncivilized we are in this country”, are some of the comments that predominate in the video.
The identity of the match referee has not been disclosed
The identity of the match referee has not been disclosed and it is not yet clear whether he will face any disciplinary action for his radical decision. No one was reportedly injured during the clash.
According to The SunHonduras has a long history of violence in soccer. The most famous episode was the so-called “Soccer War” that broke out in 1969 between Honduras and El Salvador.
Other episodes of violence
The two national teams met in a back-and-forth match for a World Cup qualifying match, with an outbreak of violence in both matches amid ongoing tensions between the South American nations.
Within three weeks, the two countries declared war on each other, and it is attributed to the fiery parties that inflamed relations to a critical point.
Shocking incident in Guanajuato
In Mexico, sports violence is not a foreign problem either. Earlier this month, three people were killed and one injured during a shooting at a soccer game in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.
The shocking incident occurred during the second half of an amateur match between Santa Ana del Conde and Zona Piel. A lone gunman armed with an AK-47 rifle, who fled the scene in a white car and is still being pursued by the police, is said to be responsible. The motive for the shooting has not been revealed.
Atlanta parking lot shooting kills 3
New shooting in the United States. Police authorities confirmed that three people were killed in a shooting that occurred in a parking lot southwest of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
Atlanta police officers were at dawn on Sunday, August 22, at the scene of a shooting that left three men dead, local media reported. WSB-TV 2 this morning.
Shooting kills 3 in Atlanta
According to homicide investigators cited by the aforementioned digital newspaper, the shooting occurred around 12:45 a.m. in the parking lot of a building that houses the KISS Ultra Lounge establishment and a couple of other businesses.
The parking lot is located at the intersection of Whitehall Road and McDaniel Street, southwest of downtown Atlanta, WSB-TV 2 said in its report of the event that activated the police.
One of the victims was in a wheelchair: shooting in Atlanta
Investigators said that when they arrived at the scene, they found three African-American men between the ages of 35 and 45 dead in the parking lot. One of those victims was in a wheelchair.
As of early Sunday morning, investigators had not identified any suspects or the motive for the shooting in that area of Atlanta, but were attempting to piece together the sequence of events that led to the deadly shooting.
Omar Montano is wanted for unleashing a shooting at a norteña music bar
Omar Montano has an arrest warrant in Texas as allegedly responsible for causing a shooting in a bar. Agents of the Major Assault Division of the Houston Police Department (HPD) need the help of the Hispanic community to be able to stop the fugitive who is considered dangerous and is armed.
During the scuffle for which they accuse Omar Montano, his brother Juan Montano was also injured and who is still recovering from his injuries from the gunshots in a Houston hospital in Texas. HPD did not elaborate on whether Juan Montano could face charges after doctors release him and leave the hospital.
Omar Montano is accused of setting up a shooting in a bar
The legal documents of the case against Omar Montano, 28, C are consigned before Judge Chuck Silverman of the Harris County Criminal District Court 183 and in which details of the gun battle are given, which began as a fight between four men in a norteño music bar.
Last Monday, August 2, 2021 at 12:05 in the morning, just after midnight, Omar Montano and his brother Juan Montano were as parishioners in the Puro Norte Botanero Sports Bar, 101 East Little York Road, in the populous Hispanic Northside neighborhood in the northern Houston metropolitan area. Read the full note here.
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