ADO Den Haag bans 22 fans for racist chants against Ajax player
Football club ADO Den Haag banned 22 fans from attending any home or away ADO matches because of the "insulting and discriminatory chants" during the ADO vs Ajax match in The Hague on Sunday, the club announced on Friday. These 22 supporters are banned with immediate effect. The ban will remain in place until they are given their final punishment by ADO Den Haag or Dutch football association KNVB. The perpetrators were informed about the ban in writing. They will also informed that ADO Den Haag will recover any financial loss suffered from them. This is the first results of the investigation the club launched on Monday, following a group of ADO fans making jungle noises and chanting racist slogans at Ajax player Riechedly Bazoer during the match on Sunday. The KNVB will visit the Kyocera Stadium to look at the results. The results will also be handed over to the Public Prosecutor, who will decided whether the supporters will face criminal prosecution. Ajax announced on Friday that they will be pressing racism charges against the perpetrators. Human rights organization D'Hero also requested a "thorough investigation and prosecution" of those responsible for the jungle sounds to the Public Prosecutor in The Hague, Afro Magazine reports. "D'Hero sees the making of jungle noises directed against a person of African descent as a violation of human rights and in violation of Article 137 in the Criminal Code. This act is characterized as an expression of Afro-phobia", the organization said.