Teen soccer player pleads guilty in death of Utah referee (Reuters)

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – A 17-year-old soccer player in Utah, whose punch out of anger over a penalty call ultimately killed a referee, pleaded guilty to homicide on Monday and was sentenced to three years in a juvenile detention facility, prosecutors said. The teen, a goalie whose name has been withheld because of his age, became upset and punched the referee in the face after he penalized the teen for shoving an opposing player during a game in suburban Salt Lake City this past April. …

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