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Immigrants beat official to death during youth football game in Holland

Photo from UK Daily Mail

Richard Nieuwenhuizen volunteered to be an official in a football game his son was playing in. The other team was from an immigrant ghetto in Amsterdam.

From UK Daily Mail…

Six young footballers and one of their fathers have been jailed for beating a linesman to death as he officiated his son’s junior match in the Netherlands.

Richard Nieuwenhuizen, 41, from Buitenboys, died after being punched and kicked by players from opponents Nieuw Sloten on December 2 last year, apparently because they believed he had made a bad decision.

A Dutch court convicted the seven people involved of manslaughter in the death of the volunteer linesman who was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked after a youth match last December in a brutal attack.

Judges in Lelystad sentenced the 50-year-old father to six years in prison. Five teenaged players were given two-year sentences in youth detention for their roles in the attack and another was sentenced to a year.

A seventh player, age 15, was sentenced to 30 days detention for assault.

All the defendants had insisted they were innocent. They have two weeks to appeal. Their lawyers had argued that the linesman, Richard Nieuwenhuizen, had an underlying medical condition that contributed to his death but Dutch forensic experts said he died as a result of the beating.

Judges said the young players acted together in the fatal beating and gave them the highest sentences available.
‘The seriousness of the event, the lack of a clear reason for it, the terrible consequences, the fact that they haven’t accepted responsibility for their acts and the enormous shock it caused throughout society and the entire football world meant that the minors received the maximum possible sentence,’ the court said in a statement.

Dutch media calls team a “problem team,” and says there was previous victims. However, the Dutch media censors all mention of the ethnicity of the team members.