Being a ref is dangerous, especially when you have to deal with the scorn of slighted players and their fans — we just didn't think it was THIS dangerous!
A soccer ref from Utah named Ricardo Portillo has died after sustaining injuries from being punched in the face by a player. He had just issued the player a yellow card and was writing it down in his notebook when he was hit right in the face.
Immediately Ricardo sat down, started vomiting blood, and was taken to the hospital. That's where his condition worsened and he eventually passed away from the injury.
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Ugh, we hate sad stories around the holidays.
A 67-old man died yesterday after he was punched in the face by a 20-year-old Burger King employee. The two were arguing with each other when the old man tried to hit the employee and the employee fought back.
The man died at the hospital later in the day. As of now, the 20-year-old is being held while police conduct an investigation.
This is terrible news for all parties involved — the old man shouldn't have tried to hit the employee, but the employee should have showed professional self-restraint and not hit an old man!!
[Image via AP Images.]
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