Adult Soccer Player Dies After On-Field Brawl

July 28, 2022 / Soccer
A California male has succumbed to his injuries resulting from a disagreement with a referee during an adult recreational soccer match that devolved into an on-field brawl involving both teams and spectators.

Misael, Sanchez, 29, was knocked unconscious on July 10 during the melee at Oxnard High School before being taken to Ventura County Medical Center where he died this week, according to a report from

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Berlin Jose Melgara, 46, was arrested over his death, but other people may face prosecution following the fight.

The cause of death is yet to be revealed.

Commander Alex Arnett told NBC News: “The autopsy is really going to help us determine whether or not there was criminal conduct.

“We understand that there was a fight on the field. We understand the victim was a participant in the fight. But we can’t say [whether] the fight is what resulted in the victim’s death.”

Investigators are “still searching for witnesses or anyone who might have video recorded all or part of the fight.”

Anyone with information on the adult recreational league fight is asked to contact the police department.

Relative Guadalupe Sanchez confirmed his death on GoFundMe.

She said: “It is with a heavy heart to share the passing of our beloved son, Misael Sanchez. My family is heartbroken and still in disbelief, as we expected a bright future for him. We were not ready for this type of goodbye. At this time, we are asking for your prayers, and if you can contribute financially, it will be greatly appreciated.”