The start of the 25th date of the league eredivisie Holland in scandal. the match between Vitesse and the Sparta Rotterdam He was suspended in the last minutes of the match after The attack on the visiting goalkeeper Madoka Okoi. But before that, the player was also the protagonist in a meeting with a local fan who entered the field of play.
In the last moments of the match, which was held on the stadium Gelderum De Vitesse, Rotterdam were leading 1-0 when an event paralyzed attendance. One of the fans evaded security and jumped onto the field of play. Quickly, he went to where Okoye was and started to scold him. The goalkeeper shouted for the fans to leave and ran to one side of the field and returned to the booth area of the stadium without being chased by an official.
But the story did not end there. After a header from a Vitesse player moved away from the goal, the goalkeeper received an attack from the stands. A plastic bottle hit his head, causing him to end up on the floor. Seek medical help. Faced with this scenario, referee Rob Debrink partially stopped the match.
Having hit the bottle Okoye suffered, Sparta Rotterdam players went into the tunnel on their way to the dressing rooms and refused to finish the match, so the judge decided to suspend the match..
After the match of the highest class football in the Netherlands, the general manager of Vitesse, pascal van wijkexplained on the series ESPN From the European country that They have pictures of people throwing things in the field And that the heroes of the attacks “can expect a long ban on access to the stadium.”
“It’s a black day for the Vitesse family and true supporters, not for two or three who spoiled it,” Van Wejk added.
It should be noted that the events at the end of the match contrasted with the initial picture of the match, when the players of the two clubs lined up in the center of the field in a V shape to represent the word “Vrede”, which is “peace” in Dutch.
After what happened, the Royal Dutch Football Association announced that Both teams will be presented with three different options to determine the outcomeEnd the match and declare the visiting team the winner, play the remaining seven minutes of injury time, or replay the entire match.
With nine days left until the end of the Eredivisie, the leader of the competition is Ajaxwho leads the standings with 57 points, only two points ahead of Eindhoven (55) and six units of Feyenoord (51).
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