Three youths aged 15 and 16 have been arrested for beating up a linesman after an amateur football match between Amsterdam club Nieuw Sloten and Almere club Buitenboys.
The man is said to be in a critical condition in hospital. He was attacked by the Nieuw Sloten players after the match and was taken ill two hours later. He is being kept in an artificial coma, Nos television said.
Nieuw Sloten has removed the team from competition, suspended the boys and passed their names to the football association KNVB.