Heated soccer game, fight in Fort Pierce sends one to hospital

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - The World Cup is not the only venue where soccer is passionately played.

An on-field disturbance during a official sanctioned "Futbol" game in Fort Pierce last Sunday prompted police to respond.

Fort Pierce police said they were called to Dreamland Park at 301 S 25th St. at 10:44 a.m.

Investigators said that one of the players told police that while he was down on the field he was kicked by a player on the other team.

The player who says he was kicked got angry and pushed the other player, according to police.

Witnesses say that the two then got into a fight. Both players were red carded and suspended from further play.

One of the players was taken to a local hospital and treated for a cut eye.

Neither player wanted to press charges and no arrests were made.

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