US soccer referee Ricardo Portillo dies after punch
A memorial has been held for a soccer referee who died after he was punched during a game in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ricardo Portillo, 46, passed away on Saturday after a week spent in a coma following the alleged assault.
Police say a 17-year-old player in a recreational soccer league struck Portillo, 46, after he issued him with a yellow card for a foul. The teenager, who is in juvenile detention on suspicion of aggravated assault, may now face new charges.
A post-mortem examination is pending and no cause of death has been released.