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Police: Utah soccer referee punched by player dies
Yahoo News ^ | May 5, 2013 | AP

Posted on 05/05/2013 6:15:11 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

Edited on 05/05/2013 6:16:57 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Ricardo Portillo, 46, of Salt Lake City passed away at the hospital, where he was being treated following an assault, Unified police spokesman Justin Hoyal said.

Police have accused a 17-year-old player in a recreational soccer league of punching Portillo after the man called a foul on him and issued him a yellow card. "The suspect was close to Portillo and punched him once in the face as a result of the call," Hoyal said in a press release.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: conqueredbymexico; invasion; mexicans; portillo; ricardoportillo; utah

1 posted on 05/05/2013 6:15:11 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
He said an autopsy is planned. No cause of death was released.

I think the cause of death, was a blow to the head.

2 posted on 05/05/2013 6:21:12 AM PDT by Mark17 (My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines)
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To: Mark17

I think here in Wisconsin, at age 17 he would be treated as an “adult” and be subject to facing the music for his actions.


3 posted on 05/05/2013 6:23:15 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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It’s time to outlaw fists. They can be deadly weapons in the wrong hands:

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/nov/30/jury-deliberates-fate-man-accused-1-punch-death/


4 posted on 05/05/2013 6:23:25 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

What gets me is the little thug left, very possibly knowing that his victim was vomiting blood on the ground. I hope he gets the snot beat out of him in jail, I really do.


5 posted on 05/05/2013 6:23:51 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Uncle Chip

Pretty sure the kid grew up playing soccer where EVERYBODY gets a trophy. That attitude spells disaster. As long as EVERYBODY is a winner, kids won’t learn to deal with losing. Also it doesn’t provide any incentive to do better. I guess it’s just the kiddie version of spreading the wealth. Pretty disgusting but that’s what it’s come to since we don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. Thank you radical left wing extremist demokkkrat scumbag socialists. Here’s a trophy for you.


6 posted on 05/05/2013 6:25:11 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Uncle Chip

How about outlawing soccer? The proximate cause was a game.


7 posted on 05/05/2013 6:27:10 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: Uncle Chip

I thought you weren’t allowed to use your hands in soccer.


8 posted on 05/05/2013 6:29:15 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Uncle Chip

Kids today have no respect.


9 posted on 05/05/2013 6:29:31 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Gee a 17 year old boy hit a man hard enough to kill him.

Yet we have poor little 17 year old Trayvon beating Zimmerman and everyone wonders why Zimmerman shot him.

This would have been Zimmerman if not for he gun.


10 posted on 05/05/2013 6:33:07 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Every media report on Trayvon Martin refers to him as an “unarmed” 17 year old — as if fists are not weapons.

Look at what “unarmed” 17 year olds with fists are able to do to other people’s heads.


11 posted on 05/05/2013 6:42:38 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Venturer

You make a great point.
Arm all soccer referees. sar.


12 posted on 05/05/2013 6:43:12 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Uncle Chip

But, but the poor little boy was unarmed, just like St. Trayvon of the Skittles, who was also 17.


13 posted on 05/05/2013 6:48:27 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Venturer

“17 year old boy” = 6 foot +, 250 pounds in many cases.

Hope his nickname soon will be “buttboy”, the worthless little creep.


14 posted on 05/05/2013 6:54:53 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Uncle Chip

years ago my brother in law was ragging my a$$ and i was gonna go kick his a$$. reason set in and the thought i has was i would start the fight and during it he would have a heart attack and die, making me liable.

i stopped my self and left...two days later the guy had a heart attack


15 posted on 05/05/2013 7:08:58 AM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: Venturer

It is the “Clinton Legacy”


16 posted on 05/05/2013 7:30:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Uncle Chip
This is more than sad.

I've been to lots of school age sporting events in recent years, and have been disturbed at the level of aggressiveness, not on the field, but among the parents in the stands. At one such event there were parents from a town where medium income was less than the town the other team was from. Before the game comments were made about “Land Rover's in the parking lot”, and during the game some parents got so unhinged that the police were called.

My point is that I doubt this 17 year old was displaying this type of behavior in a sporting event for the first time. I realize this is just supposition, but IMHO this kid never learned sportsmanship or the relative importance of a game vs. being a good person. Bad sportsmanship should never be tolerated, and good sportsmanship should be the number one lesson learned from early participation in sports, along with learning good fundamentals of whatever game is being played. When even the parents are inflating the importance of a game, the message becomes a bad one. I'm not saying that was at play in this particular instance, but it is definitely a problem.

17 posted on 05/05/2013 7:39:10 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle (Hil)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

“... this kid never learned sportsmanship..”

Agreed. I’m putting the entire blame on the 17 year old BUT I do wonder about his coach(es). My son and daughter’s coaches emphasize OVER and OVER to never hit a ref and to simply walk away. No matter what the call, no matter what the deed... if they so much as say something nasty to the ref.. they are off the team. It’s a matter of teaching and enforcing self control (at times... in very difficult situations).


18 posted on 05/05/2013 7:54:35 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Uncle Chip

The game of soccer must be outlawed forever! It teaches lawlessness and violence and must be tremoved from our shores once and for all. And no one watches it anyway.


19 posted on 05/05/2013 8:19:15 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: Uncle Chip
I'm interested in the unreported ethnic issues.

The referee was Hispanic.

He spoke Spanish to the EMT’s and others had to translate for him.

Presumably the young murderer was also Hispanic.

But, after reading the headline, my first instinct was Black on white violence, with the murderer pleading the “N-word” legal defense.

Utah - which will come as a surprise to many - has pretty much become an open border illegal immigrant Sanctuary.

The Mormon Church views this partly as an international relations scheme so their Missionaries won't be blocked or harassed in Latin America.

And the Utah Chamber of Congress, as expected, is completely on board with this policy.

Political tension in Utah on this issue is very strong and just below the surface.

20 posted on 05/05/2013 8:22:40 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Error Correction.....

Chamber of Commerce.

Not, Chamber of Congress.

Although, when it comes to Amnesty, what is the difference?


21 posted on 05/05/2013 8:28:30 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: South Dakota

“years ago my brother in law was ragging my a$$ and i was gonna go kick his a$$. reason set in and the thought i has was i would start the fight and during it he would have a heart attack and die, making me liable.

i stopped my self and left...two days later the guy had a heart attack”

1. Truly awesome prescient intuition at work.

2. You listened.


22 posted on 05/05/2013 9:13:55 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Uncle Chip

This was a HISPANIC recreational soccer league.


23 posted on 05/05/2013 9:15:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Uncle Chip

This would typically be involuntary manslaughter. However, there are so many variables that this could mean from 3-20 years in prison, likely half that with parole.


24 posted on 05/05/2013 9:24:13 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: momtothree; pieceofthepuzzle
Thank you both for your insightful comments.

As a parent of two children who play soccer, it is sad to see how often the game strays from its original intentions. Historically, soccer was designed to not only to encourage fitness but, more importantly, to develop desirable qualities of character such as self-discipline, responsibility and a sense of justice. In fact, the 12 Laws of the game, particularly Law 12 regarding Fouls and Misconduct, are meant to instill these admiral qualities of character when taken to heart.

Law 12 – Fouls and Misconduct

Soccer Ethics & Sportsmanship

As you both point out, too often the tone is poisoned at the top with the parents:

10 Types of Sports Parents

...and the coaches, who foster a win at all costs attitude...

...and the referees who do not set a hard line at the beginning of games and let things slide out of control.

“The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton”- apocryphal quote attributed to Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

The saddest thing to me is the fact that fair play can usually be best learned by the kids themselves on their own without parents, coaches or referees; but we are denying our children this opportunity:

NYT -School Recess Improves Behavior

Christian Science Monitor - Recess backlash: Parents say it pays to play
25 posted on 05/05/2013 9:56:07 AM PDT by wizkid
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To: zeestephen

I prefer “Collective of Communists” when now describing the Chamber of Commerce...same thing....

As for Utah... I do know Jon Huntsman was very pro-Illegal, and while governor vetoed a bill stopping in state tuition for illegal aliens

Wonder how that league used a non-English speaking ref...unless it was all no-Gringo league


26 posted on 05/05/2013 10:41:35 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeminoleCounty
unless it was all no-Gringo league

Which it is.

27 posted on 05/05/2013 10:44:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Uncle Chip

can’t find a pic of the perp. guess we’ll have to wait for the uk dailymail to tell us what REALLY happened.


28 posted on 05/05/2013 11:26:39 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Uncle Chip

RIP.


29 posted on 05/05/2013 1:51:28 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Uncle Chip

Horrible.

What’s really awful is we was attacked several times before and his family begged him to quit.

Thug players.


30 posted on 05/05/2013 5:49:55 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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