Managers of Panama and Honduras scuffle on the touchline

Making Wenger v Mourinho look like a middle school dance

Honduras beat Panama 1–0 in the Copa Centroamericana and after the match, the handshake between the manager turned into a throat grab.

Honduras manager Jorge Luis Pinto, who led Costa Rica to the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals, appeared to set off Panama’s Bolillo Gomez with something he said, prompting a finger wag followed by the two doing an aggressive waltz.

Journalist Juan Arango later reported that an accusation over Panama’s 1–0 win over Honduras in World Cup qualifying back in November was what set Gomez off.

The incident was reminiscent of Arsene Wenger shoving Jose Mourinho back in 2014, but this looked like it would’ve gotten worse if Gomez and Pinto weren’t separated by dudes with guns on their hips.

Honduras currently sit atop the table through three matches in Copa Centroamericana, while Panama sit fourth in the six-team competition to decide Gold Cup qualification.