Coach up in arms over ‘spy’ in the sky
HONDURAS coach Jorge Luis Pinto has slammed the drone that hovered over his team’s training session as “embarrassing” and a case of “espionage in football”.
Pinto refused to accept that the drone his staff had seen over ANZ Stadium on Monday was flown by children.
He has already claimed a Honduran journalist had leaked information to the Australians before the first leg, and his ire was raised further by the drone.
According to a stadium spokesman, an FFA official had driven Honduran counterparts around the stadium, finding a pair of children playing with the drone.
But Pinto said: “The incident is embarrassing. When Australia went to Honduras, they checked every bathroom, every box at the stadiums where they trained and where had the official training.
“It was an embarrassing incident.
“Let’s not be innocent, it’s espionage in football.”
Nonetheless, Pinto praised his team’s reception in Sydney.