Soccer players become hooligans

The soccer players were apparently the hooligans, not the fans, during an attack Saturday at Youngblood Coleman Park in the Bayview.

A 19-year-old man told police he was jumped from behind by four soccer players after watching a game about 9:45 a.m. Police responded to the area of Mendell Street and Galvez Avenue, where the victim stopped at a taco truck after the match. While waiting in line, police said, the man was attacked from behind by four players from one of the teams.

The suspect fled and the victim was transported to San Francsico General Hospital, where he was treated for injuries not considered life threatening.

A motive for the attack was not immediately known. After interviewing a witness, police obtained the rosters for all of the players on both teams. No arrests have been reported, police said Monday, as the brawl remains under investigation.


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