The largest rivalry in Dutch soccer delivered one other ugly low as Feyenoord followers attacked a rival participant and compelled two delays in a wild conflict.
Feyenoord from Rotterdam hosted Ajax from Amsterdam – the 2 largest cities within the Netherlands – in an enormous conflict referred to as De Klassieker (The Classic). The footballing rivalry dates again a century, although the animosity between the 2 cities extends eight occasions longer nonetheless.
The match, at Feyenoord’s De Kuip Stadium, was halted after only one minute as followers let off a wave of flares, inflicting an immense cloud of smoke to billow up over the bottom. When it dissipated, gamers returned to the sphere – however issues would quickly take one other flip for the more severe.
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Former Premier League star Davy Klaassen scored for Ajax six minutes into the second half to make it 2-1 to the guests. But when he celebrated close to the nook flag, he was struck on the pinnacle by an object thrown from the gang – believed to be a lighter.
His head instantly began bleeding and the referee rushed each units of gamers off the sphere. Play was halted for almost half an hour earlier than being resumed after a Feyenoord assistant coach addressed the gang over the PA calling for calm.
Klaassen returned to motion, however lasted simply a few minutes earlier than needing to be substituted with concussion signs.
Nevertheless the 30-year-old’s aim proved the winner for Ajax.
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“These are at all times loopy matches while you play right here,” the Dutch worldwide advised ESPN.
“But we didn’t count on this. It goes past all limits.
“I felt one thing fairly arduous. At first I felt anger inside, and I bought even angrier when their goalkeeper (Timon Wellenreuther) ran over and shouted that I needed to stand up.
“Then one other participant checked out my head and it turned out I used to be coated in blood. I wished to get away from the sidelines.
“I then had a throbbing feeling in my head and had bother focusing so needed to come off.”
A 32-year-old man was arrested by police over the incident.
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