A referee was attacked by football players of club RKJVV from Den Bosch on Saturday afternoon during a championship match between RKJVV 5 and Oirschot Vooruit 6, Omroep Brabant reports. Dutch football association KNVB is investigating the assault.
A 21-year-old Schiedam football player was arrested on Tuesday for aggravated assault on a referee during a football match on Sunday. The player headbutted 60-year-old Rotterdam referee Henry Swenandan during a match between Steeds Hoger 3 and Kocatepe 7, AD reports.
Five minutes before the end of the match, the referee issued a red card for tackling. The football player in question was not happy and headbutted the referee.
The 2010 World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain was a "nightmare" to referee, former ref Howard Webb writes in his book The Man in the Middle. He even feared that the match, in which he gave Dutch player Nigel de Jong a yellow card instead of a red for a tackle - would cost him his career
A referee that was attacked with a knife during a kids' football match in Den Hoorn on Saturday, is doing well. The man who attacked him was remanded into custody for two weeks, the Prosecutor announced on Monday. He is facing charges of attempted manslaughter.
German public broadcaster ARD discovered suspicious gambling at betting shops in southern Germany that may indicate match fixing in two football games, one in the Netherlands and one in Belgium
Dutch football association KNVB is investigating death threats spectators of Zeeland football team VC Vlissingen made against a referee and his assistants, KNVB press officer Bram de Groot announced.
A red card in the match between RKSV Neunen and VV Gestel on Saturday led to the VV Gestel goalkeeper being arrested for headbutting the referee.
Two exhibition matches of Dutch football teams last week in Spain might have been fixed games, according to the analyses of a gambling expert and the International Center for Sport Security (ICSS). Most likely the teams, ADO Den Hague and SC Heerenveen, were not aware of the score manipulation, the analysts state.
The referees and assistant referees of the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) have made shocking characterizations while outlining the relationship with their employer. The depiction includes threats, phone harassment, unsubstantiated adjustments, referee criticism and abuse of power, according to newspaper De Telegraaf.
Dutch football association, KNVB, is going to propose the use of a new type of in-game policing technology to FIFA and IFAB at the end of this year. The KNVB wants to see whether it is possible to assist the referee during the game with video images, the NRC reports.
The number of incidents of excessive verbal and physical violence in amateur football has gone down ten percent this season compared with the season 2012-2013. The KNVB announced on Tuesday that this season there were 370 offenses committed, against 414 last season.
Football referee, Gert den Tuinder from Hoogvliet, was handed a mourning announcement card and a picture of a coffin on Saturday in the parking lot in Bodegraven, just prior to the match Rohda 76 against Hermandad. The card stated he had to see to it that Rohda 76 won or he would leave the field "between 6 boards".