After infuriating supporters with a questionable penalty call, a referee in Honduras pulled out a revolver and walked around the center circle with it to maintain order during an amateur football match.
Fans remained a safe distance away from the match official as he walked around the center circle with the firearm in his hand.
In the western Honduran hamlet of La Jigua, a dramatic scenario occurred during an amateur match.
According to local sources, the anonymous referee carried the pistol to protect himself from enraged fans who believed he should have given their team a penalty.
As he was being jeered by the enraged fans, a relative is reported to have given him the firearm at the end of the game. During the home-made game, shots could be heard, but it was not apparent where they came from.
One fan was overheard calling the referee a son of a b****, despite the fact that he seemed to make the right decision by remaining in the stands.
The standoff did not result in any injuries, according to reports.
The match official has not been identified, and it is unclear whether he will take part in the event.
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