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Youth soccer referee dies after attack

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, May 5, 2013.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    17-year-old punched him in the face after getting a yellow.

    Ricardo Portillo slipped into a coma, and died.

    He was 46.

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I've been reading up on this. The ref had been attacked numerous times on the field in the past, though not from this league. He had ribs broken, and a leg badly hurt, but kept refereeing because he enjoyed it.

  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    We need to ban soccer.
  4. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Then only criminals will have soccer.
  5. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    How many hands violations did the kid commit in attacking the referee?
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    If only they allowed the ref to pack heat he'd be alive today. And a punk ass kid who will never amount to much anyway would be dead.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Can't recall the last time a referee was killed by a football or baseball player.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    RIP, but the refs that have the most problems with fans, as did one did over and over, usually are shitty.

    No excuse for the kid to do that, but when you ref basketball or soccer, nothing sucks more than working with a shitty ref because you are getting a lot of blow back on the calls the other person is making.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He caused his own death by sucking.
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Ever blow a whistle?

    This is a very high number of serious events for one referee.
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I agree. I've said it a hundred times, if you want to continue to live, learn the fucking offside rule. It isn't that hard.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Or actually do something or listen to people who have experience doing it.

    Either the guy sucked or he was confrontational with the fans and players.
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