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Teen football players arrested for seriously beating up linesman

Monday 03 December 2012

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.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

The linesman has since died. Good heavens, over a football match?

By Garry | 3 December 2012 4:03 PM

Where was the coach of the team?? How on earth can such a behaviour as the one showed in the match by several players from Nieuw Sloten be accepted by both co-players and the coach?? SHAME ON YOU!!

By Sidsel | 4 December 2012 5:07 PM

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