Participants at the airport in the Netherlands paused for its opening moment of the matches on Saturday in response to a racist event in the second tier weekend.
Excelsior winger Ahmad Mendes Moreira was exposed to abuse in Den Bosch, prompting players to refrain from playing for the first 60 minutes of the fixtures and applaud while the messageRacism? We will not play with soccer! Was displayed from the stadiums.
The action has been agreed by the Eredevisie along with the Keuken Kampioen Divisie (second grade ) in collaboration with 34 professional clubs, the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) – which is investigating last weekends episode – and other bodies.
This effort targets offensive chanting from the stands and discrimination on [amateur] soccer fields, read a explanation on the Eredivisie site.
It is intended to boost awareness among lovers that football is for everybody, irrespective of cultural background, religion or sexual preferences.
The message Racism? We wont play soccer! Links in with the protocol that has been employed by the soccer association and nightclubs throughout matches because 2016.
In the event of offensive and discriminatory chanting, the fans are requested to discontinue their behaviour. If the chanting continues, the soccer is going to be brought to a halt.
The movement follows a reply following the scoring opened Hollands 5-0 win from Georginio Wijnaldum and Frenkie de Jong, that pointed to the colour of the skin.