Footballers kicked linesman to death after match
Six young footballers have been convicted of kicking to death a volunteer linesman after a game in the Netherlands.
They and the father of one of them were found guilty of manslaughter. The linesman was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked after a the match last December.
Judges in Lelystad sentenced the 50-year-old father to six years in prison. Five teenage 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.
The attack took place last December in the Dutch city of Almere, after the home team Buitenboys drew 2-2 with Nieuw Sloten, which is based in a mostly immigrant neighbourhood of Amsterdam.
Belfast Telegraph Digital