Soccer referee in coma after stupid teenager punched him over yellow card

Ricardo Portillo

46-year-old recreational league soccer coach Ricardo Portillo was punched in the side of the head by a teenage player, who was mad over a foul Portillo gave him during a game in Taylorsville, Utah.

He seems fine at first, but then had to be held because he felt dizzy. That’s when he started vomiting blood and an ambulance was called. He’s in critical condition and has been in a coma since Saturday.

USA Today reports, via the AP, that the moron teenager was booked into juvenile detention on suspicion of aggravated assault. With a chance that portillo might not survive, those charges could get a lot worse for the unnamed kid.

Ricardo’s daughter Johana Portillo was told by witnesses and detectives that her father sucker punched out of nowhere.

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

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