Three people were killed during riots before a soccer match in Honduras late Saturday when opposing fans attacked a team bus and fights broke out between spectators and police. At least 10 other people were injured, some seriously, according to the Honduran Red Cross.
The game between Motagua and Olimpia was called off due to the riots. The rioting started after a group of Olimpia fans allegedly attacked the team bus carrying Motagua players at the stadium. Three players suffered minor injuries, according to the team.
Liga SalvaVida, the Honduran league both clubs compete in, apologized for the incident.
📍El Fútbol Club Motagua, no se presentará al partido contra Olimpia por los actos vandálicos que sufrió nuestro equipo por aficionados de la Ultra Fiel en su camino al estadio nacional, donde tenemos varios jugadores heridos por los vidrios. pic.twitter.com/p00xz36Adt
— Fútbol Club Motagua (@MOTAGUAcom) August 18, 2019