14-year-old footballer charged with attempted manslaughter

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted manslaughter after kicking another teenager in the face during a football match.

The boy, who plays for club Voetbal Vereniging Tricht, a village club in Gelderland, has been suspended and will appear in a juvenile court on Friday afternoon.

The other player, from Almere club Buitenboys, was taken to hospital and allowed home later with slight concussion and facial wounds.

Buitenboys hit the headlines last December when linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen was attacked by youth players after a match and died a day later.

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