Soccer-Drone stops play in Argentina derby match

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(Reuters) - An Argentine football match between arch rivals Rosario Central and Newell’s Old Boys was interrupted on Sunday after players were forced to catch a drone flying over the pitch early in the first half.

The drone carried a low-hanging Rosario Central flag, which was grabbed by a Rosario player and tossed on to the side of the field.

Newell’s Pablo Perez followed up by stamping on the device.

Perez picked up a yellow card 14 minutes before half time and Rosario won the match 3-0.

(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Kim Coghill)