Linesman assault is 'too crazy for words'

A member of the Netherlands Football Association has said that the incident in which a linesman died after being assaulted by youth football players is "too crazy for words."

Anton Binnenmars of the Royal Netherlands Football Association said it was "too crazy for words that somebody involved in a sporting hobby becomes a victim of this kind of aggression".

Dutch Sports Minister Edith Schippers told Dutch broadcaster NOS: "It is absolutely terrible that something like this can happen on a Dutch sports field."

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Charges over linesman's death

A Dutch prosecutor is to charge three under-17 players with manslaughter after a linesman died following an assault. Richard Nieuwenhuizen, 41, died on Monday after being punched and kicked during a youth football tournament.