Hanze Asks: is sport violent?

“Linesman dies after attack by teenage football players”. This is the title that Hanzemag read on Monday 3th of December.

The Linesman was beating up by three boys aged 15 and 16 after a football match in Almere. Richard Nieuwenhuizen was chased by the youths from Amsterdam club Nieuw Sloten after the amateur football match between the Amsterdammers and Almere club Buitenboys.

The Dutch football association is investigating the attack. The three boys currently in custody were arrested at their homes on Sunday evening.