Foot­ball - Armed men hold up bus car­ry­ing Venezue­lan soc­cer team

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Six armed men have held up a bus car­ry­ing a Venezue­lan first-divi­sion foot­ball team. The Tru­jil­lanos soc­cer team said Monday that its bus was hi­jacked at 2:30 a.m as the team was re­turn­ing from the eastern city of Mon­a­gas. The play­ers and team staff were robbed, but no one was hurt. The team said on Twit­ter that the play­ers were held for two hours by the armed men, who threat­ened to det­o­nate a grenade. Venezuela's As­so­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball Clubs is call­ing on of­fi­cials to take mea­sures to pro­tect play­ers criss­cross­ing the coun­try on of­ten dan­ger­ous high­ways.

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