AZ Alkmaar expels 43 Ultra players from stadium / DEM archives – AFP
Dutch top division AZ Alkmaar announced on Thursday that 43 Ultra players have been banned from their stadium after attacking a West Ham fan during the UEFA European Conference League semi-final second leg in the Netherlands on May 18. bottom.
“AZ has issued a ban on entry to 43 stadiums following last week’s problems, which raises concern for those involved in misconduct before and after the European semi-final in Alkmaar,” the club said late Thursday. announced to
The club has allowed the Dutch authorities to open an investigation. Police have already arrested 14 people after the incident.
The club added in a statement that “the possibility of other stadium bans at the national level cannot be ruled out at all”.
AZ added that it was discussing possible measures “with the competent authorities” ahead of Sunday’s match between Eredivisie and PSV Eindhoven.
Violence erupted after Spaniard Pablo Fornals’ goal and the Hammers won 1-0 to reach the European final for the first time in 47 years.
Hooded ultras from Arizona attempted to raid the family areas of West Ham players and coaches after the game.
West Ham manager David Moyes has admitted he is worried about his family’s safety.
Dutch football has faced a surge in violence this season, with more than a dozen high-profile incidents.
In April, Ajax midfielder Davy Klaasen was injured by a lighter thrown from the stands by a Feyenoord fan.