Police prevent Ajax revenge attack on Feyenoord
Ajax hooligans tried to take revenge on Feyenoord supporters for the fire at the Ajax supporters' home, but were stopped by the police, RTV Noord Holland reports. The retaliation was planned for the mach between Heracles and Feyenoord on February 14th.
A large group of armed Ajax supporters planned to travel to Almelo the night before the match. The police managed to disrupt the action, arresting a 35 year old Amsterdam man. The police found an electroshock weapon in his car. The man was released again after the match. No one else was arrested.
The Ajax supporters home burned down late in January. The police concluded that the fire was caused by arson. It is still unclear who was responsible. The police are considering two main scenarios - the arson was committed by Feyenoord supporters, or the arson was committed by Ajax supporters. Ajax supporters have been trying to get a new supporters home on the other side of the arena for years. The police are also not ruling out that the fire may have been started by supporters of another team.
Shortly after the fire the police released images from surveillance cameras of the arsonists. No one has been arrested yet.