Sports are a wonderful thing. Many people participate in playing sports around the globe and show great sportsmanship while doing so. Unfortunately, one recent soccer match has now turned deadly.
A referee has just died after being attacked by a player. It is the latest story of aggression gone wrong while on the field.
Jose Valdemar Hernandez Capetillo issued a red card to a player in the match. It was at that moment that the player attacked him. It would be the last match he ever worked as a referee.
"He was rushed unconscious to hospital in Xalapa, the capital city of the eastern Mexico State of Veracruz, on December 24 after being assaulted by a player from amateur side Guadalajara during a match in the city’s PEMEX - El Castillo stadium," according to reports.
The referee spend a week in the hospital and fought for his life. Unfortunately, his injuries were too severe to survive. Please join us in praying for his family during this tragic time.
“Jose Valdemar Hernandez Capetillo, a part-time referee, died in the early hours of yesterday morning as a result of an acute traumatic brain injury he suffered during an assault by a player in the Pemex stadium in Xalapa, Veracruz. Action is now being taken to ensure justice is done following the death of our colleague, said Valentin Ramirez, president of professional referees’ association AMA.
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