Dutch FA cancels all amateur football

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.