The Prep Blog

Covering high school sports in Tacoma, Pierce County and the South Sound

NOTICE: The Prep Blog has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved The Prep Blog.
Visit the new section.

Punched soccer referee remains in coma; player investigated in Utah

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on May 3, 2013 at 5:33 pm with No Comments »
May 3, 2013 5:33 pm

Large or small, sportsmanship is always under the microscope.

A simple complaint wasn’t enough in Utah last week during a high school boys’ soccer match. Tempers flared after a yellow card was issued. A player came up and punched the match’s lead referee as he was writing down notes.

The rest of it is sad: That referee started vomiting blood, collapsed and has been in a coma ever since.

The teenager was arrested on Monday, but has not been charged with a crime. The incident is still under investigation.

Leave a comment Comments
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0