Spectators rush to the pitch, projectile hits goalkeeper: game dropped on ERTVC

A game was dropped at the Dutch Eredivisie on Friday evening. The match between Vitesse Arnhem and Sparta Rotterdam ended in a 0-1 draw in extra time, as the Dutch Football Association KNVB announced in the evening. The reason given was “riot from (home) audience”. The decision was made after consultation with both teams. The association did not initially comment on the background of these incidents.


However, video excerpts of the mentioned riot are spreading on social media. On the one hand, a spectator enters the stadium and shows how the Spartan goalkeeper engages in a word battle with Maduka Oko. On the other hand, how Okoy is hit by a projectile – perhaps a trophy – falls to the ground in another scene next to his goal from the audience.

According to KNVB, there are now three scenarios on how the encounter can proceed. The fight will be taken in the ratio of 0: 1 and the game will continue or be completely modified from the moment of the interruption. However, the disciplinary committee will investigate the incident.


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