“Ricardo Portillo’s daughters had begged him to stop refereeing in a soccer league because of the growing risk of violence from angry players,” kristv.com reports. “Now they’re faced with planning his funeral after he succumbed to injuries late Saturday that had put him in a coma for a week since a 17-year-old goalie punched him in the head.” Obviously, I’m not recommending that a soccer referee perform his duties whilst armed. Unless, you know, he wants to and uses a fanny pack. Nevertheless, Portillo’s tragic tale is cautionary. First, as always, avoid stupid people in stupid places doing stupid things. Reserve the right to walk away. Second, remember [Zimmerman fans] that a “simple” punch can be fatal; an attacker doesn’t have to be carrying a knife or bat or gun to kill you. That is all.