Richard Nieuwenhuizen

Football is a team game won by moments of individual genius - where players can turn from hero to villain in one moment of madness, change the future of a club with one kick of a ball and drift into the injured footballers void that surrounds the game. So why, when without the enforcer of these rules who make all competitiveness authentic, does the man in black become a figure of hate?
Dutch police are to charge three teenagers over the death of a linesman who was punched and kicked after officiating his
A Dutch football linesman has died in hospital after being severely beaten by players taking part in a youth match in Almere