R.I.P: Sergio Mejia Sanchez
Terrible news has come out from Honduras, as an 18-year-old midfielder called Sergio Mejia Sanchez was murdered after an assault by ten men.
According to reports, Sergio Mejia was killed as he walked to the stadium of his club side Platense.
As the teenager simply walked on the street, he was set upon. He died as a result of his injuries.
The incident happened in the city of Puerto Cortes.
Local police are said to be investigating the murder, however, at the time of writing, no-one has been arrested.
Sergio Mejia has previously spent time with the Houston Dynamo in the MLS.
For what it’s worth, Honduras has an average of 13 murders a day.
Social media reaction
Sergio Mejia’s murder has provoked a handful of tributes on social media.
His club side, Platense, have also uploaded a couple of posters online to remember the teenager.
The sad tweets are below.
La familia Platensista lamenta profundamente el fallecimiento de nuestro compañero y amigo Reservista Sergio… https://t.co/Rdxrw09I7H
— Club Platense FC (@PlatenseFC_OFI) September 3, 2016
R.I.P Sergio Mejia. It was an honor to share the same field as you, such a great talent taken away from us. pic.twitter.com/6NIV2VEinM
— Sergio Quintanilla (@Squintanilla10) September 4, 2016
Still can't believe what has occurred, all I know is that you're in a better place now. R.I.P Sergio Mejia.
— Edwin (@EdwinGo_30) September 4, 2016
— Web Tilton (@webtilton) September 4, 2016