Nijhuis suspended for prank

FIFA referee Bas Nijhuis was suspended by the Dutch Football Association for inappropriate behavior during a training camp in Belek, Turkey.
The 37-year old Nijhuis was given a disciplinary punishment after “school trip behavior” at the training camp. The news was confirmed by a spokesman of the Dutch Football Association. Nijhuis climbed in the middle of the night on the balcony of assistant referee Coen Droste, awake ​​his colleagues and then haunted, along with AR Edwin de Vree, in the corridors of the hotel. Before returning to the Netherlands, the Dutch Referee Committee boss Van Egmond yelled at the all referees gathered and announced that this behavior does not fit into any professional organization, so Nijhuis and De Vree would be removed from the program. Because of his suspension, Nijhuis missed the match Cambuur - Go Ahead Eagles, where his regular assistants Rob van der Ven and Charles Schaap were present, but Ed Janssen whistled. He also missed the midweek cup match and he will be out from the Premier League this weekend.
It was not the first time when Dutch referees were having fun. In August 2012, another FIFA referee from Netherlands, Danny Makkelie, sprayed water, along with AR Nicky Siebert, from a hose at a hotel after the Europa League match Vaslui – Inter. Only the assistant eventually punished.

Source: De Telegraaf