Extremely sharp statement of a mythical footballer in the Netherlands.
The great legend of Dutch football Marco Van Basten was absolutely furious with the behavior of Ajax fans during and after the derby with Feyenoord in the Eredivisie.
At the Johan Cruyff Arena, with the score 0:3 for the champions, Ajax fans went berserk and started throwing rockets onto the pitch.
This caused the match to be stopped twice, the second time it was for good. The scenes around the stadium then turned even uglier as Ajax ultras began breaking and trying to enter through the central entrance.
The ex-Ajax striker and coach was a guest on TV, which broadcast the match, and had some very strong words after the excesses.
“Do I have a solution to this vandalism? No, I don’t. Just stop professional football in the Netherlands. Yes, stop it. I’m serious because these things happen all the time. These are deliberate actions by the fans and they do it with a purpose. The most important a match in the Netherlands was abandoned because of it.
Apparently it is not possible to stop with these actions. Playing the matches in an empty stadium is not an option because football without fans is simply not football. It was seen during the pandemic.
The topic is important and politicians should also discuss it. I’m glad the pandemic is over, but crap has been happening in stadiums every week since then.
The police should question all the punished fans. Such a thing is done in England, but here it is considered too much work for the authorities.
The result of this match should be 0-3, but if Feyenoord claim they could have scored more, then make it 0-5,” said Van Basten in the studio.