Dutch amateur matches canceled after linesman killing - NBC Sports

Dutch amateur matches canceled after linesman killing
Nieuwenhuizen died after beating by players after youth match
December 4, 2012, 11:12 am

The Dutch football association has canceled all amateur matches for the coming weekend as a mark of respect for a volunteer linesman who was fatally attacked after a youth match last Sunday.

The Royal Netherlands Football Association says that professional teams will hold a minute's silence before their weekend matches and players and officials will wear black armbands.

The cancellations follow the death Monday of linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen, a day after he was attacked by players following a match involving youth teams from clubs Buitenboys and Nieuw Sloten.

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