An investigation has begun into the anti-Semitic chants heard during the FC Utrecht against AFC Ajax match last Sunday. The Royal Dutch Football Association's (KNVB) in-house prosecutor specialized in professional football is leading the investigation, stated KNVB in a press release on Wednesday. The Dutch Public Prosecutor (OM) on Tuesday had announced the start of an investigation into the chants.
Judicial advisor of the anti-Zwarte Piet groups, Frank King, is removing himself from the judicial process around the issue after receiving several death threats, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Governing parties the VVD and PvdA have gained support after the tragic Malaysia Airlines plane crash. According to pollster Maurice de Hond, the wake of the crash proved positive for only these two parties, the other parties in The Netherlands lost seats.
Ajax fans have been threatening the management and the staff members of the football club for years, according to independent research from the Volkskrant. The paper reveals that 16 people who are or were tied to Ajax spoke of a culture of intimidation created by fans of the F-side, which is the old hard core, and VAK 410, the new hard core. Most threats are not reported to the police.
Ajax's triumph after winning the championship title in Amsterdam on Sunday caused for a lot of celebration amongst fans. Some of it got out of hand, however, as police were forced to arrest 8- supporters who were misbehaving.
All members of Ajax support group Vak 410 are not welcome at the Sunday game between Ajax and Heracles. The leading team of the eredivisie has announced to fans that they have been banned from the possible champions game at Almelo.
Some Ajax supporters threw fireworks from a box in the stadium during a match. These hooligans have been banned from the upcoming weekend game between Ajax and Heracles, meaning they might miss out on a champion match.
Supporters from SC Cambuur were not able to reach the stadium on Sunday, due to riots around the match between Cambuur and Ajax, that ended in a tie, 1-1. The Friesland Club demands a financial compensation for its supporters.
The two men who were ran over by a train on Sunday, are now thought to have planned it as a "double suicide", de Week Krant reports.
The riot police (ME) and Amsterdam police carried out charges on Ajax and Celtic soccer supporters Wednesday. The disturbances took place at the Dam. Earlier in the day the fans seemed peaceful in the city and the atmosphere was good. A total of 15 supporters was arrested during the incident.