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Soccer referee punched by player in Utah dies

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  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/national_world&id=9091338

    Soccer referee punched by player in Utah dies

    SALT LAKE CITY (KABC) -- A Utah soccer referee who was allegedly punched in the head by a teenager has died.

    Ricardo Portillo, 46, of Salt Lake City, died after spending a week in a coma. Police say a 17-year-old player in a recreational soccer league punched Portillo after the man called a foul on him.

    According to accounts from a police report, Portillo's daughter and others, the teenager was playing goalie during a game at Eisenhower Junior High School in Taylorsville when Portillo issued him a yellow card for pushing an opposing forward trying to score.
  2. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Youth sports are too serious sometimes.

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