07 Oct 2022 at 21:43Update: 5 minutes ago
The Brabant derby between Willem II and FC Den Bosch in the Kitchen Champion Division was shut down twice on Friday due to the repeated throwing of fireworks. The match, which started at 20:00, was played out and at 23:30 Den Bosch stepped off the field in the Koning Willem II Stadium as the winner.
By our sports editors
Referee Martin Pérez decided to temporarily suspend the derby on Friday evening after more than fifteen minutes of play. In addition to throwing fireworks, there were some FC Den Bosch fans who broke out of the visitors’ section.
After the first strike, the players returned to the field to resume the game. Shortly afterwards, the teams again left for the locker room due to unrest. The FC Den Bosch supporters were removed from the visitors’ section by the riot police. The match resumed at 9:44 PM with no away fans.
Things quickly went wrong in Tilburg on Friday evening. Den Bosch midfielder Faris Hammouti signed for the 0-1 within a minute and when celebrating that goal, cups of beer were thrown at the players by Willem II supporters. One of them came on the head of FC Den Bosch striker Danny Verbeek. He could continue to play.
More than fifteen minutes later a piece of fireworks was thrown onto the field. Willem II keeper Kostas Lamprou quickly threw the burning fireworks outside the lines, but Pérez decided to stop the game.
After the game resumed, Hammouti also made the 0-2 for Den Bosch. Willem II was on the field with one man less at that time after red for Wessel Dammers at the end of the first half. In the 73rd minute, Jesse Bosch made the 1-2 on behalf of Willem II and that was it.
It also went wrong in other Brabant derby
It is already the second time this season that things go wrong at a match of FC Den Bosch. In September, the Brabant derby in Den Bosch against Oss was marred by fights between the two supporter groups, the police and the riot police.
Several flight attendants and officers were injured. One of the security guards was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
In consultation with the municipalities, the police and the KNVB, among others, it was decided that for the next three years no public is more welcome at matches between FC Den Bosch and TOP Oss.
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