Enough! Dutch team protest racism after weekend incident
BRUSSELS – Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman and leading players such as Virgil van Dijk and Memphis Depay have made anti-racism posts on social media following an incident at a second-tier Dutch match.
"Enough is Enough! #StopRacism," was posted in identical tweets on Tuesday along with a picture of the Dutch squad in a circle.
Dutch prosecutors are to investigate racist abuse from fans directed at Excelsior's Ahmad Mendes Moreira which caused their visit to Den Bosch on Sunday to be halted.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called the racist behaviour of the fans "disgusting, really terrible," according to the ANP agency. Sport minister Bruno Bruins intended to host a discussion on racism with Rutte, the Dutch federation KNVB and both clubs involved.