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:
– Marcel Oost, chairman of Buitenboys club
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.