(The Daily Caller) -- Argentine soccer player Franco Nieto died Wednesday from injuries sustained Tuesday in an attack by the opposing team’s fans following a match.
Nieto — the former captain of the Tiro Federal club — was jumped by three hooligans while walking his wife and infant daughter to their car following a match against Chacarita Juniors. The match had been unceremoniously canceled after referees ejected eight players for fighting on the pitch, BBC reports.
After one attacker struck Nieto in the head with a brick, he fell unconscious before being rushed to the hospital.
Nieto was pronounced dead late Wednesday night.