Football: A linesman affiliated to Dutch youth club Buitenboys has died after being assaulted by players in a match on Sunday, the club have announced.
Richard Nieuwenhuizen, 41, was rushed to hospital after being attacked by players from opponents Nieuw-Sloten.
His club announced on Monday via Twitter: “With great sadness we announce the death of our @Buitenboys linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen. Our thoughts are with his family.
“Our linesman Richard died at 17:30 in front of his family. This violence must stop on the pitch! #stopsenselessviolence.”
According to reports in Holland, three Nieuw-Sloten players were arrested and taken into police custody.
The Amsterdam side have responded by banning the players involved in the incident, withdrawing from the league in which the game took place and temporarily suspending all their operations as a club.
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