Linesman was 'proud of his son'

The chairman of the football club of a linesman who died after being attacked by youth players has said that it is a "tragedy" for Dutch football.

Speaking to Dutch broadcaster NOS, Marcel Oost, chairman of Buitenboys, said:

You can't believe this could happen. That kids of 15 or 16 are playing football, you come to watch and see something like that.

He was glad to be a part of this club and proud of his son. This not just a tragedy for Almere and our club, but for Dutch football in general. This can't happen on the football field.

– Marcel Oost, chairman of Buitenboys club

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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.