Ex-Celtic star Emilio Izaguirre has revealed he suffered shards of GLASS in his eye after shameful riots erupted during his Motagua side's derby with Olimpia - leaving three people dead.

The left-back, 33, was rushed to hospital after the violent scenes marred the bitter clash in Honduras.

Seven others were taken to hospital while three supporters tragically lost their lives.

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Izaguirre, though, was desperate to let his fans he was okay and took to social media to give an update on his condition.

And he called for an end to violence and urged fans of both clubs to respect one another following the horrific ordeal that saw thousands rush the pitch.

Taking to Instagram to show off a picture of himself wearing a patch around his eye, the defender said: "Thank God I am fine. 

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"There were bits of glass that flew into an eye, but I've been told it is nothing serious and there is no lasting damage.

"The painful thing for me is the deceased. We are all Hondurans, no matter what team you support, we all must have respect for our fellow human beings.

"Thanks to everyone for all the kind messages I have received."