A referee restored order after a controversial penalty decision by pulling out a gun.
The extraordinary moment the match official strolled around the centre circle with the weapon in his hand was filmed by fans who kept a safe distance amid the confusion.
The tense scene occurred during an amateur match in the western Honduran town of La Jigua.
Local reports said the unnamed ref brandished the pistol to protect himself from angry supporters who thought he should have awarded their side a penalty.
Shots could be heard during the home-made video, although it was unclear where they had come from.