Mexican referee dies in hospital of brain damage after being attacked by a player he sent off during match
02:15, Tuesday, 02 January, 2018
A referee has died in hospital in Mexico after being attacked by a player he red-carded during a match. Jose Valdemar Hernandez Capetillo lost his fight for life after spending a week in a coma. He was rushed unconscious to hospital in Xalapa, the capital city of the eastern Mexico State of Veracruz, on Christmas Eve after being assaulted by a player from amateur side Guadalajara during a match in the city's PEMEX - El Castillo stadium.He died in the early hours of Saturday.