August 19, 2022

Soccer player Michael Sanchez dies two weeks after he was injured in a fight

Soccer player Michael Sanchez dies two weeks after he was injured in a fight

A 29-year-old California soccer player died Monday of injuries sustained in a massive brawl that erupted at a soccer match about two weeks ago.

Michael Sanchez, of Port Huenim, has been in hospital since July 10 when he was beaten in a “big fight” that broke out between opposing team members and spectators on a football field at Oxnard High School, the Oxnard Police Department said in a release.

Police said the clash began around 11 a.m. due to a dispute over a call from a referee.

Sanchez was attacked by several people and was unresponsive and not breathing when the first responders arrived. EMS rushed him to Ventura County Medical Center in critical condition.

The cause of Sanchez’s death has not yet been determined. The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office has scheduled an autopsy for Tuesday.

Oxnard police have arrested 46-year-old José Melgara in Berlin for felony felony beatings in connection with the battery, but believe there are more assailants involved in Sanchez’s death.

Investigators ask witnesses or anyone who has recorded the fight to contact Oxnard Police Department.

a GoFundMe It was prepared to cover the funeral expenses of the 29-year-old footballer.