A Dutch football player has been kicked to death by Moroccan football players. According to Reuters:
A Dutch court found six teenage footballers and a player’s father guilty on Monday of beating an amateur linesman to death, an incident that shocked the nation and prompted soul-searching over soccer violence and race.
Linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen, 41, was attacked by the soccer players – mostly of Moroccan origin – while he was officiating at an under-17 match at Almere, near Amsterdam.
Nieuwenhuizen was kicked repeatedly by the youth players, who were 15 and 16 years old at the time, and the adult who had been on the sidelines. He collapsed hours after the match and was taken to hospital where he went into a coma and died the following day…
I’m pretty sure the Dutch suffer ongoing abuse and assaults from foreigners every day. This incident attracted some publicity because the victim was a soccer player. While in Amsterdam I witnessed black Africans showing off their white girls to each other as if they’re chattel. It was disgusting – but such behavior doesn’t make it to the news except in rare cases.
“Soul-searching over… race?” I doubt it. “Soul-searching over soccer?” Yes, this is what will happen. The press will focus on violence in sports, hooligans, drunkenness etc. But don’t expect to see much soul-searching over race, unless it’s to focus on the rare instances where native Europeans victimize foreigners.