Former Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre had to be taken to hospital after being injured in a riot between rival fans in Honduras which left three dead.
Olimpia and Motagua were due to play at Tegucigalpa’s National Stadium when clashes broke out both inside and outside the ground, after a group of individuals attacked a bus carrying Motagua players.
Izaguirre was on the bus and had to be taken to hospital, along with team-mates Roberto Moreira and Jonathan Rougier, after being injured.
He later posted a picture on social media showing a dressing over his eye, which was allegedly damaged by glass.
At least 10 people are claimed to have been injured in the clashes, while three deaths were confirmed by a spokesperson for the University School Hospital.
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“Three people died and seven were shot and stabbed,” said the spokesperson. “One of them is a boy. Three of the injured adults are in critical condition.”
Motagua blamed Olimpia’s Ultra-Faithful fan club for the riot.
“This has to be severely sanctioned by the corresponding authorities,” the club wrote on Twitter. “Reprehensible and lamentable.”
The match was suspended in the wake of the incident, with Rafael Villeda, the Olimpia president, hoping to meet with Motagua chiefs and the National Football League to decide whether the game will be played.
The 33-year-old Izaguirre initially joined Celtic from Montagua in 2010 and spent two spells either side of a 2017 stint in Saudi Arabia.
He played 252 times between 2010 and 2017 and won Scotland’s Player of the Year in his first season. He also won six Scottish Premiership titles, two Scottish Cups and two League Cups.