Police: Man threatened to kill refs at middle-school soccer match
SEATTLE -- A man, possibly a parent of one of the players, threatened to kill two referees at a middle-school girls soccer match Saturday at Memorial Stadium, according to the Seattle Police Department.
After calling the first-half of the match, the ref took a seat in the stands to watch the second half. According to police, that's where the man first confronted the ref about a call made during the first half.
But, things didn't go any further than that until the match's new referee awarded a game-winning penalty kick to one of the teams.
According to police, the man yelled slurs and threatened both refs, telling one he would kill him when he left the stadium.
One of the refs reported the incident to police after returning home. He told officers he didn't know the man but thinks he is the parent of one of the girls who was playing.