Three people have been killed and 10 injured following riots at a match in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
The incidents occurred ahead of a scheduled game between Motagua and Olimpia on Saturday evening.
Violence began when the Motagua players’ bus was attacked with rocks en route to the National Stadium, injuring three players, all of whom were later admitted to hospital with facial injuries.
Among those hurt were Roberto Moreira, Jonathan Rougier and former Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre, who later posted his injuries on social media.
The fighting then continued both inside and outside the ground before the game, forcing officials to cancel the match while police used tear gas to disperse the crowds.
“Three people died and seven were shot and stabbed,” Laura Schoenherr, a spokeswoman for the state University School Hospital, told Reuters.
“One of them is a boy. Three of the injured adults are in critical condition.”
Motagua described the incidents as “reprehensible” and blamed members of the Ultra-Faithful Olimpia fan club for the attack on the bus.
The club have also called upon authorities to hand out sanctions.
Around 5,000 police were called to the game, which was considered high risk as it was the first confrontation between Motagua coach Vasquez and the new coach of Olimpia Pedro Troglio.