Football club PSV in Eindhoven is calling on all professional clubs in the Netherlands to open their own helpline where players and former players can report sexual abuse. Clubs need to do more to help the victims, PSV director Toon Gerbrands said to the Volkskrant.
The captain of 12 Dutch football teams in the Eredivisie want artificial turf to be banned for matches in the highest football league in the country. Davy Klaasen of Ajax, Luuk de Jong of PSV and Dirk Kuyt until recently of Feyenoord, among others, signed a manifesto drawn up by players union VVCS.
Another two former youth players at football club PSV came forward to report that they were sexually abused while playing for the club, the Volkskrant reports.
One victim was abused in the 70s - his coach took him to the dressing room after a training and forced him to go sit in the bath, where the coach molested him. The boy went home in tears, but refused to tell his parents what happened. "I insisted that nothing happened. I was ashamed and scared that the coach would get mad at me and take me off the team." he told the Volksrkant.
Two former football players at PSV and Vitesse reported to the professional football organizations that they were sexually abused while playing at the Dutch clubs in their youths. This is the first time that victims of sexual abuse in Dutch professional clubs are coming forward, according to NU.nl.
A 35-year-old Eindhoven man arrested for lighting a smoke bomb at the PSV vs Ajax match this weekend, apologized via his lawyer Bas Ruijters. According to the lawyer, his client regrets lighting the smoke bomb. He adds that his client was not involved in any form of planned action, only lit a smoke bomb he found on the ground, Omroep Brabant reports.
A huge smoke bomb set off among the audience of the PSV vs Ajax Eredivisie match at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven on Sunday, left 15 people injured. The first aid team had to treat 10 supporters, four security guards and a steward for respiratory problems and burning eyes, ANP reports.
The police arrested five people in a operation against drug trafficking in and around the Grolsch Veste stadium in Enschede during an Eredivisie match between FC Twente and PSV on Thursday night, NU.nl reports.
Three people were arrested in the supporters' home at Block P - the block for fanatical FC Twente supporters - and two were arrested outside the stadium. Drugs were found in the supporters' home, a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl. The police also searched three homes and found several fake weapons.
Several hundred passengers were evacuated from Eindhoven Airport on Tuesday morning after the discovery of an unattended bag. Dogs trained to sniff out explosives were deployed. The bag contained nothing suspicious and the airport was opened again, AD reports.
The evacuation did lead to delays for football team PSV, who was scheduled to travel to Madrid for a Champons League match against Atletico Madrid. Their plane was scheduled for departure 15 minutes after the evacuation ocurred.
The Center for Information and Documentation on Israel is pressing charges against PSV supporters on Wednesday. A video posted online shows the supporters chanting an antisemitic song, a spokesperson for CIDI confirmed
More than 100 thousand people gathered on the streets of Eindhoven on Monday to celebrate PSV's victory in the Eredivisie. There were no major incidents during the celebrations and only 9 people were arrested
The city in Eindhoven is hard at work getting ready to officially congratulate PSV with the win of the Eredivisie cup. While the victory was celebrated long and hard on Sunday, the official party only kicks off on Monday evening.
Ajax fans may find it a good idea to avoid the newspapers today. Most of the Netherlands' newspapers dedicated quite a bit of attention to the Amsterdam team's unexpected loss of the Eredivisie championship.
PSV supporters flooded Eindhoven on Sunday to celebrate their clubs victory in the Eredivisie. In what was a surprise even to the KNVB, PSV Eindhoven managed to snatch the cup on the final play day of the league
Preparations are underway for a celebration honoring Amsterdam football club Ajax, should the team win its 34th championship in the top Dutch league, Eredivisie. A festival is planned for the ArenA Park area starting at 4:15 p.m., around the grounds of the Ajax home stadium.
A number of Dutch ministers expressed their disgust at the behavior of a group of PSV fans in Madrid, Spain. Prime Minister Mark Rutte did so in person to his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy in Brussels, where the two are attending a EU summit on an asylum agreement with Turkey.
A human rights group in Spain called on the Spanish prosecutor for hate crimes and discrimination to investigate an incident of PSV fans throwing change at a group of homeless Romani women in Madrid and cheering as they scrambled for the money.
Tuesday was a bad day for Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal. Not only did his team lose 2-1 against PSV in Eindhoven, but one of his players Luke Shaw suffered a broken leg in what Van Gaal calls a "bad tackle".
Manchester United has confirmed that AFC Ajax is not willing to let their goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen go, according to the Telegraaf. "He is not for sale. No, not even for 25 million euros," the director of football affairs at Ajax, Marc Overmars told the Telegraaf when asked about Cillessen's transfer rumours.
After 34 years as a lead advertiser at PSV Eindhoven, Philips is ending their shirt sponsorship of the 2015 Dutch champions. The electronics giant is the longest-running sponsor of a football club's uniform to date.
About 100 thousand people flocked to the center of Eindhoven to celebrate PSV's championship in a festive and friendly manner, NOS reports.
Police arrested three suspects on Wednesday, potentially involved with the riots after the match between Ajax and PSV in Eindhoven on March 1st. The suspects are a 51-year old man from Veldhoven, 28-year old man from Son en Breugel and a 34-year old man from Geldrop.
The police are currently analyzing video footage of the brawl after the match between Ajax and PSV in Eindhoven on Sunday. According to the police, this could take several days and more arrests may be made.
Several people were injured in the riots that broke out at the Philips stadium in Eindhoven after the football match between Ajax and PSV, NOS reports.