Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel (l) with Marko Vejinovic. June 26, 2015 (photo: Feyenoord) - Credit: Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel (l) with Marko Vejinovic. June 26, 2015 (photo: Feyenoord)
Footballer threatened with death frustrated by police, prosecutor
Feyenoord football player Marko Vejinovic is frustrated by how the police and Public Prosecutor handled the perpetrators who showed up at his house and shouted death threats at him and his wife Sophie on Saturday night, his lawyer Vito Shukrula said to the Telegraaf. According to the lawyer, his clients feel that they have been victimized a second time, especially given that the perpetrators were released only a few hours after being arrested. "The police and judiciary acted very strange. Inadqueately. They should act tough, but let the arrested boys get away with the story that it was a joke." the lawyer said to the newspaper, adding that the suspects' lawyers probably told them to tell that story. "They should have kept them in custody for three days and reprimanded them thoroughly. Because this is far from a joke, it affected Marko and Sophie enormously." According to the lawyer, they still haven't heard anything about whether the suspects will be prosecuted. Shukrula added that he hopes the police will still intervene, especially now that a second victim is known - Feyenoord supporters also turned up outside forward Michiel Kramer’s house. Kramer heard noises in his garden late at night last week, and when he went out to investigate he saw a car with several men drive off while they shouted at him to “fuck off” from Feyenoord. "This is just the tip of the iceberg, because in football this happens much more often. There is a cover-up culture. It is shocking."