Vitesse fan shatters Ajax team bus driver’s cheekbone, eye socket

A Vitesse fan assaulted the Ajax bus driver after the match between the two football clubs in the Gelredome in Arnhem on October 25th. The Amsterdam team's bus driver suffered a broken cheekbone and a tear in his eye socket.

Ajax confirmed this to Het Parool. The altercation between the Vitesse fan and the bus driver happened sometime between the final whistle and the Ajax team's departure back to Amsterdam.

The bus driver confronted the fan after he tried to stick Vitesse stickers on the Ajax bus, the newspaper reports. The fan attacked him, shattering his cheekbone and tearing his eye socket open. Several bystanders witnessed the assault. The bus driver has pressed charges against the fan and photos and video footage of the attack has been handed over to the police.

The bus driver undergone a successful surgery and is recovering well. On Sunday he drove the Ajax team to De Kuip for the match against Feyenoord.

The Arnhem football club expressed its disapproval over the incident and sent the bus driver flowers.