Four Amsterdam men were sentenced to jail by a British court for causing an affray and assaulting a police officer before a Champions League match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur in London on April 30th. The four Ajax fans are also banned from attending football matches in the United Kingdom for six years, the local police said in a statement.
The Amstelveen College is closed on Friday due to signals that students wanted to cause riots at the school during the annual Amstelveen stunt. The school informed parents on Friday morning. Amstelveen College deliberately waited to announce the closure, "because of fear of nighttime incidents", the school said, NU.nl reports.
The police arrested two men, aged 18 and 21, in Urk on Tuesday evening for involvement in an assault at a home in the Flevoland town on Monday night. Around a hundred young people gathered at the home on Monday. Tuesday night was again restless in Urk, with police officers doing checks and searches both inside and outside the town, a spokesperson said to NU.nl.
Two videos were posted on YouTube showing the aftermath of a group of Ajax fans being attacked by Legia Warsaw supporters in a bar in Warsaw, Poland. The Amsterdam club is playing against the Warsaw club in the Europa League on Thursday.
According to the Telegraaf, a group of 50 Ajax fans were in a bar called Chmury today when it was suddenly stormed by about 50 masked Legia Warsaw supporters. They first threw stones at the bar and then forced their way in. Once inside they threw tables and chairs. Surprisingly, no one was injured.
The Netherlands is again in the news with football-related riots. Ten Dutch hooligans were arrested in Germany for being involved in riots around an amateur match between Lippstadt 08 and Sportfreunde Siegen on Sunday. 26 Germans were also arrested
Football hooligans supporting Amsterdam club Ajax are expected to instigate multiple violent clashes in Scotland on Wednesday night, police in Glasgow told local newspaper Evening Times. Officers are concerned about Ajax fans arriving in Glasgow in advance of the Dutch team’s Europa League match against Celtic.
Concerns of violence around a debate on the housing of asylum seekers in Steenbergen, Noord-Brabant prompted local mayor Joseph Vos to order strict security measures to prevent rioting. Police will search anyone entering the area surrounding the community center meeting location for any item that may be used as a weapon, as well as balaclavas, masks and alcohol.
Authorities imposed 962 stadium bans against unruly fans last football season, with over 400 being told they are not welcome for two seasons. Evidence from the annual 2014-2015 season meeting of the Central Information Point for Football Hooliganism (CIV) showed that the number of stadium bans has risen through the combined efforts the police, prosecution and Dutch football association KNVB to welcome a safer football experience, police said in a statement on Thursday.
To add insult to injury after Ajax' loss against Rapid Vienna, UEFA has fined the club 48 thousand euros for the disturbances caused by Ajax fans in Vienna last week.
A police officer was injured in one of several incidents after the match between NAC and Roda JC in Breda on Sunday. A total of 7 supporters were arrested.
The police have released photos of four more people suspected of being involved in the Feyenoord riots in Rome on February 18th and 19th. These four men are suspected of committing public violence.
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.
Investigative television program Bureau Rijnmond and Politie.nl are releasing pictures of Rotterdam Feyenoord fans suspected of public violence in Rome. Many of the Dutch football team's fans were implicated in riots that took place before a Europa League match against AS Roma.
A Rotterdam detective unit started an investigation last week aiming to identify Rotterdam Feyenoord fans who rioted in Rome on February 18th and 19th before the Europa League match against AS Roma. From material collected, police has been able to identify 15 supporters suspected of public violence, police reveals.
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.
Public prosecutors from Rotterdam met with their Italian counterparts and police representatives in Rome on Thursday morning, the Dutch prosecutor revealed. Both Rome and Rotterdam have conducted a criminal investigation into the riots that took place in Rome on February 18 and 19 in the run up to a European League match between AS Roma and Feyenoord.
Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) is not going to give the green light to a friendly football match between the Dutch national team and Italy in effort to pay for the damages Rotterdam Feyenoord fans are alleged to have caused during a riot in Rome on February 18th, Telegraaf reported today. The Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, suggested a friendly match between the two teams, it was reported earlier Monday.
The public prosecutor's office in Rotterdam is leading a team of police investigators to find more people responsible for the riots that took place earlier this week in Rome. Police in Italy arrested at least 33 suspects, all of whom are supporters of Rotterdam football club Feyenoord.
Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has apologized on behalf of rioting Rotterdam Feyenoord fans and promises to track down the rioters in a letter to the Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino. European football association UEFA will not take action against Rotterdam Feyenoord fans following the disturbances in Rome.
Supporters of the Belgian football team R.S.C. Anderlecht is starting a crowdfunding effort to help Ajax fans rebuild their burnt down clubhouse. The clubhouse went up in flames last week, and police say arson caused the blaze.
The nearly 100 rioters who were arrested last year in Veen for the New Year's eve riots, will get 200 euro for every night that they were unjustly imprisoned, reports the Algemeen Dagblad.
Uefa launched an investigation Friday into crowd disturbances moments before the beginning of Thursday’s match between Feyenoord and Standard Liège, newswire ANP reports. Supporters of the Belgian side broke through fencing meant to secure the visitor’s section in Rotterdam’s De Kuip stadium, and tried to fight with the home team’s supporters.
Stadium security and mobile police units were brought in, and managed to calm the situation.
Police arrested 29 Standard Liège supporters, of which three were reportedly still in custody Friday afternoon.
The police arrested one person during a riot at the apartment building De Beukenhorst in Diemen yesterday afternoon.
Police in the Brabant town of Veen arrested 100 people early Tuesday morning for violently attacking officers there. Police were trying to provide security for firefighters responding to an emergency call when those on the street began launching heavy fireworks at police, and pelting the patrolmen with empty glass bottles.