Referee dies after being punched by player he had given yellow card

Referee dies after being punched by player he had given yellow card
Published: 2013 May 06 11:10:33 (6914 Views)
A football referee has died after being punched during a match by a teenage player he had given a yellow card to following a foul.

Ricardo Portillo, 46, of Salt Lake City, who had fallen into a coma after the assault during a youth soccer game last weekend, died at the hospital where he was being treated last night, US police spokesman Justin Hoyal said.

Police have accused a 17-year-old player in a recreational soccer league of punching Mr Portillo after he called a foul and issued him with a yellow card.

'The suspect was close to Portillo and punched him once in the face as a result of the call,' police said in a press release.



The teenager is now in a juvenile detention on suspicion of aggravated assault butut police said authorities will consider additional charges following Mr Portillo's death.

Last week, Johana Portillo, 26, said she was not at the April 27 game, but had been told by witnesses and detectives that the player hit her father in the side of the head after he issued the yellow card.

'When he was writing down his notes, he just came out of nowhere and punched him,' she said.

Though he seemed fine at first, he complained of dizziness. Friends sat him down and he started vomiting blood.

Dr Shawn Smith, of the Intermountain Medical Centre in the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray, said Mr Portillo suffered swelling in his brain and had been listed in critical condition by Thursday.



Source - Metro

Tags: referee, football,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

| Comment With Facebook Submit

There are no comments.

Sports Big Reads

Bird Box finally unveils unknown monsters

by Metro | 2019 January 06 00:20:32 | 4057 Views

Man in critical condition after 'blowing himself up while trying to raid ATM'

by June Mpofu | 2018 December 11 19:39:39 | 13410 Views

Murder suspect pretending to be mute loses voice from underuse

by June Mpofu | 2018 December 11 19:39:46 | 9631 Views

Harrods accidentally sold £1,000 bags for less than £10

by June Mpofu | 2017 December 16 15:42:54 | 9685 Views

Rapper 'whips out' manhood on Instagram

by June Mpofu | 2017 October 31 08:36:03 | 11423 Views

Woman raped in the street as people walk past

by June Mpofu | 2017 October 27 22:04:42 | 11814 Views

Student who inhaled 360 laughing gas canisters in a week may never walk again

by June Mpofu | 2017 October 20 08:05:52 | 11412 Views

Poet tweets that she was raped by SA musician

by Hope Freedom | 2017 October 07 23:02:51 | 12219 Views

Dog bites off chunk of woman's face

by June Mpofu | 2017 September 23 09:04:56 | 11014 Views

Man jailed after tricking children into abusing young relatives

by Prince Cox | 2017 September 06 08:00:14 | 12487 Views

'I gave lift to a ghost' says taxi driver

by June Mpofu | 2017 September 04 18:39:39 | 27386 Views

Son 'stabbed mum to death and ate her heart with a side of chutney'

by June Mpofu | 2017 September 01 20:10:25 | 13098 Views

'Cannibal tired of eating human flesh' hands himself in

by June Mpofu | 2017 August 24 07:59:37 | 11426 Views

Man cut off pregnant girlfriend's nipples with a pair of scissors

by June Mpofu | 2017 August 20 10:24:38 | 12797 Views

Pregnant woman murdered in 'satanic ritual'

by June Mpofu | 2017 August 20 01:27:16 | 13624 Views

No diplomatic immunity for Grace Mugabe after 'splitting open model's head'

by Hope Freedom | 2017 August 15 08:30:38 | 16503 Views

8-year-old dies after cousin dares her to drink boiling water through straw

by June Mpofu | 2017 August 05 10:10:31 | 13388 Views

Girl, 14, was raped twice in one night by different men

by June Mpofu | 2017 July 29 17:06:36 | 12922 Views

Girl, 10, told she can't have abortion after being raped by uncle

by Hope Freedom | 2017 July 22 16:54:59 | 13374 Views

Obsessive woman chases police car helping boyfriend escape her

by June Mpofu | 2017 July 15 21:27:10 | 10544 Views

Man hijacked while peeing

by June Mpofu | 2017 July 08 10:46:55 | 16918 Views

Disabled woman tied to tractor and beaten to death by mob

by Hope Freedom | 2017 July 03 23:10:47 | 17582 Views

Man spends 5 years renovating boat, it sinks as soon as it goes on water

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 30 22:42:43 | 10453 Views

Woman paralysed after having sex

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 26 21:03:25 | 12906 Views

Woman cuts off boyfriend's privates 'after he refused to marry her'

by Prince Cox | 2017 June 24 20:36:31 | 17645 Views

Cancer patient charged with plotting to kill doctors

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 08 09:57:59 | 11381 Views

Former Premier League star dies after collapsing in training

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 05 18:08:44 | 17803 Views

Mugabe 'will decide who goes to heaven' says Zanu-PF youth leader

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 03 09:04:32 | 11650 Views

Daughter had sex with father to stop him from marrying fiancee

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 01 17:52:29 | 12767 Views

Man splits from wife who raped him as boy

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 31 11:53:24 | 15103 Views

Human head trial set to go ahead after delay

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 30 21:23:34 | 11796 Views

American girl, 11, forced to marry rapist

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 29 14:28:03 | 13543 Views

Fed up residents hold Mayor hostage

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 25 08:51:43 | 12472 Views

Homeless hero who pulled nails out of children's faces is given a home

by Prince Cox | 2017 May 24 20:11:55 | 12903 Views

Heartbroken wife dies after husband's mistress sent her indecent pictures

by Prince Cox | 2017 May 22 08:35:57 | 33645 Views

Father jailed after raping daughter for 20 years

by Hope Freedom | 2017 May 20 09:51:11 | 15058 Views

Driver miraculously unharmed after lorry completely crushes his BMW

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 20 09:59:37 | 11446 Views

Saddam Hussain arrested for pretending to be Osama Bin Laden

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 16 23:42:36 | 10961 Views

Student left with painful scars after tattoo removal goes wrong

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 15 20:45:37 | 14473 Views

Three people die of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 12 15:31:35 | 11783 Views

'Shoplifter' bleeds to death after falling on 'stolen' bottles

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 09 21:49:08 | 14825 Views

82 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 07 09:19:48 | 32237 Views

Woman arrested after biting love rival's privates

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 06 19:03:59 | 11195 Views