An amateur level game in Central America ended in high drama when the referee pulled a gun on protesting fans.
Anyone who has been to a local football match will be well aware of how high tensions can get. Between parents shouting at the referee and players actually getting in physical fights on the pitch, this is a sport that can bring out the very worst in people.
Alas, there are lines that shouldn’t be crossed, and there are times when folks should take a step back and realise that they have no idea who it is they’re actually dealing with.
Don’t mess with the ref
One prime example of that would be the following clip that was taken from a game in Copan, Honduras. After a group of individuals opted to confront the ref due to some decisions they felt should’ve gone the way of their team, the man in charge decides to pull out his gun to protect himself.
While this may seem like an overreaction, Honduras is known for having a high crime rate with many reports noting that it’s one of the worst nations in the world for murder statistics.
He proceeds to shoot the gun into the ground to prove that it is, in fact, loaded, leading to the crowd dispersing when they realise the gravity of the situation.
Many of us love football and it serves as a really important part of our lives, but this may be taking things a bit too far, all things considered.
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