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Attack on football linesman was photographed (update)

Thursday 06 December 2012

The attack on an amateur football linesman who died after being kicked and punched by three teenagers, was captured on photographs, the Telegraaf reports on Thursday.

The photos were made by the sister of the goalkeeper of the Buitenboys team, who was celebrating his 300th match with the club. The linesman was beaten up by players from the opposing team, Nieuw Sloten in Amsterdam.

The three boys, aged 15, 15, and 16, were on Thursday remanded in custody for a further two weeks. They are facing charges of manslaughter and public violence.


The death of Richard Nieuwenhuizen, who died in hospital a day after the attack, has shocked the Netherlands and the football world in general.

All amateur games in the Netherlands have been cancelled this weekend.

And world football body Fifa has agreed that the opening of the World Cup for club teams in Japan will also involve a one minute’s silence for the dead man.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Is Holland turning into the USA? I live in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA and we expect this here, not in Holland.

By stephen kastl | 7 December 2012 4:10 AM

This is shocking. People standing up, just watching, not doing anything...They should be ashamed. Is this what today's mentality has come down to?

By peter | 7 December 2012 1:02 PM

I should hope you don't "expect" it anywhere! What a terrible, tragic thing.

By Meghan | 7 December 2012 1:28 PM

This is terrible. The 'not in my backyard' mentality really has gone too far.

By ufo | 7 December 2012 2:59 PM

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