Family outing sparked row between Honduras and Socceroos

A boy and his father playing with a new toy may have caused an international sporting furore between n and Honduras, after allegations of “espionage” surfaced when a drone was spotted at Olympic Park.

Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto launched a scathing attack on the Socceroos, accusing them of spying on his team, saying it was an embarrassment to .

The Honduran football association, FENAFUTH, accused Football Federation of attempting to film the visitors’ training session at ANZ Stadium on Monday evening after a drone was seen flying over the venue. The team’s staff filmed the drone as it flew over the players and were quick to suggest it was deployed by the ns to try and gain an insight into their tactics and preparations.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference for Wednesday night’s game, Pinto remained firm with his allegations, suggesting the Socceroos tarnished the reputation of their country.

“The incident is embarrassing for such an advanced country. When went to Honduras, they checked every bathroom, every box at the stadiums where they trained and where they had the official training,” he said. “It was an embarrassing incident. The videos show more than anything a drone can show. It just takes some of the merit away from the fair play and sporting event that will be held tomorrow.”

FENAFUTH released the footage and tweeted: ” is spying on the official training of Honduras from a drone; the occasion is disturbing the team and the Honduran delegation.”

Their allegations prompted an immediate investigation from the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) whose security personnel, an n team official and two Honduran officials drove around the precinct to find the owner. AUSTRALIA esp??a entrenamiento oficial de #Honduras desde un dron; lo que ocasion?? el malestar del equipo y delegaci??n hondure??a. pic.twitter老域名出售/IEVZ7ROtD6??? FENAFUTH (@FenafuthOrg) November 13, 2017

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