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February 19, 2015

Ahead of the Europa League match on February 19, 2015 in and against Rome, Feyenoord supporters clashed with police after severely damaging the Fontana Della Barcaccia near the Spanish steps. The hooligans pelted the officers with bottles and smoke bombs. Some officers were injured. Scooters and trash cans were damaged. This resulted in injuries and around thirty Feyenoord supporters were arrested by the police. Eight Feyenoord hooligans were sentenced to a fine of 45,000, but initially the Italian court sentenced them to six months in prison.

August 22, 2009

On August 22, 2009 the beach riots in Hoek van Holland took place. After the Sunset Grooves dance festival, disturbances arose. In these disturbances, police officers were cornered and one was killed by a fired police bullet, this bullet was fatal for 19-year-old Robby van der Leeden . About 30,000 people attended the party, more than the police expected. Among the audience was a group of hooligans, mainly from Feyenoord. During the evening there were some massive fights and stabbings. Police were driven 150 meters into the dunes while being chased by a crowd shouting “Rotterdam Hooligans” at the police. In the end, the police fired on their attackers. On this evening, the police fired no less than 76 times.

November 30, 2006

On November 30, 2006, violent riots took place at the football match AS Nancy and Feyenoord. This meant that Feyenoord was no longer allowed to participate in the UEFA Cup. It is known as the Black Thursday for Feyenoord. The board of Feyenoord had informed the board of Nancy that there should be no single sale of entrance tickets. When the draw was announced, the board was already afraid that supporters would come to Nancy on spec to buy tickets. (Feyenoord has already been punished before due to disturbances in the European Cup). Feyenoord had decided to sell the tickets registered for this match. In total, more than 1,200 registered tickets were sold to Feyenoord supporters. However, about 3000 Feyenoord supporters were present in Nancy. The rest had been able to obtain tickets through individual sales or had traveled to Nancy without a ticket. In the afternoon the supporters wanted to go to the stadium of Nancy. However, the police stopped the group and this caused the riots.

April 26, 1999

On April 26, 1999 there were serious riots and fights between police units and hooligans in connection with the national champion of Feyenoord. About 250,000 people celebrated on the Coolsingel. A group of 100 to 150 hooligans clashed with the police on Stadhuisplein. Seven officers were boxed in by the group and fired warning shots. When that did not help, the hooligans were targeted. One hooligan was hit in the stomach. He had to be operated on in the hospital. In total 93 shops and offices had windows smashed. The damage was around 10 million guilders. The cop who shot the hooligan was not prosecuted by Justice. It took almost 2 years for this to be clarified.

March 23, 1997

The battle at Beverwijk was a violent encounter between hooligans from Feyenoord and Ajax. The brawl took place on March 23, 1997. Carlo Picornie , an Ajax supporter of the F-side, died during this fight. The goal was that the hard cores of both clubs would meet again, after the short and especially for the hard core of Ajax disappointing fight that had previously been arranged at the A10 ring road near Amsterdam. The F-side found that the S.C.F. had not kept to the agreement, and wanted to organize a new fight between the hard core of both clubs. On that date, Ajax and Feyenoord played in Waalwijk and Alkmaar. Police had information that the hooligans of both clubs intended to meet, but the exact location was unknown.

December 8, 1991

Erik Lassche , a supporter of FC Twente died on December 8, 1991 at the hands of a supporter of Feyenoord. This made him the first Dutch football dead. As a tribute to Lassche, a work of art was unveiled in the stadium 10 years after his death. The perpetrator was sentenced to 4 years in prison a few months later after the incident. In the series " Feyenoord Till I Die " (episode 2) the perpetrator has the floor.

The History

The history of hooliganism goes back a long way and starts in the Netherlands around 1974. During the various disturbances that have taken place in the past decades, even a few deaths have occurred. Below is a small selection of these events.
“No One Likes Us We Don’t Care”

September 27, 1989

The bar incident was a serious case of football hooliganism, which took place on September 27, 1989 in the old Ajax stadium “De Meer”. During a home game of Ajax against Austria Wien, Austrian goalkeeper Franz Wohlfahrt was hit by an iron bar that had been thrown onto the field from the F-side's box. Ajax lost legally and was excluded from European football matches for a year. The bar was thrown by 17-year-old Gerald M. He was sentenced to five months in prison and he had to pay 500,000 guilders for damages. The legal costs of 15,000 guilders were also recovered from him. He claimed to have acted on a whim.

October 28, 1987

During the qualifying match on 28 October 1987 for the European Football Championship in 1988, a heavy firework bomb exploded in the early stages of the match at a 1-0 score close to the goalkeeper of Cyprus, Andreas Charitou. This was slightly injured and had to be replaced. The Cypriot players left the field in protest and refused to continue playing. After much insistence from the Dutch side, Luxembourg referee Roger Philippi decided to resume the match. The game ended 8-0 partly due to 5 goals from John Bosman. UEFA decided to declare the result of the match invalid. The bomb was hidden in an orange and was thrown by a 21-year-old resident of Oss who was immediately arrested.

May 29, 1974

On May 29, 1974, major supporter riots took place in De Kuip in Rotterdam during a UEFA Cup match between Feyenoord and Tottenham Hotspur. These were caused by drunken Spurs supporters and they were seen as the first football riots in the Netherlands. On November 2, 1983 there were again riots in the same stadium during a UEFA Cup meeting, so these two clubs. Dozens were injured and a Tottenham Hotspur supporter was stabbed on television.
The French police come into action
Feyenoord hooligans
The battle near Beverwijk on March 23, 1997
The bar incident from 1989 during an Ajax home game.
Firework bomb explodes in the penalty area
The police clash with hooligans
Feyenoord hooligans fight in Rome.
Hooligans at the Sunset Grooves Dance Festival

The History

The history of hooliganism goes back a long way and starts in the Netherlands around 1974. During the various disturbances that have taken place in the past decades, even a few deaths have occurred. Below is a small selection of these events.
“No One Likes Us We Don’t Care”

February 19, 2015

Ahead of the Europa League match on February 19, 2015 in and against Rome, Feyenoord supporters clashed with police after severely damaging the Fontana Della Barcaccia near the Spanish steps. The hooligans pelted the officers with bottles and smoke bombs. Some officers were injured. Scooters and trash cans were damaged. This resulted in injuries and around thirty Feyenoord supporters were arrested by the police. Eight Feyenoord hooligans were sentenced to a fine of 45,000, but initially the Italian court sentenced them to six months in prison.

August 22, 2009

On August 22, 2009 the beach riots in Hoek van Holland took place. After the Sunset Grooves dance festival, disturbances arose. In these disturbances, police officers were cornered and one was killed by a fired police bullet, this bullet was fatal for 19-year- old Robby van der Leeden . About 30,000 people attended the party, more than the police expected. Among the audience was a group of hooligans, mainly from Feyenoord. During the evening there were some massive fights and stabbings. Police were driven 150 meters into the dunes while being chased by a crowd shouting “Rotterdam Hooligans” at the police. In the end, the police fired on their attackers. On this evening, the police fired no less than 76 times.

April 26, 1999

On April 26, 1999 there were serious riots and fights between police units and hooligans in connection with the national champion of Feyenoord. About 250,000 people celebrated on the Coolsingel. A group of 100 to 150 hooligans clashed with the police on Stadhuisplein. Seven officers were boxed in by the group and fired warning shots. When that did not help, the hooligans were targeted. One hooligan was hit in the stomach. He had to be operated on in the hospital. In total 93 shops and offices had windows smashed. The damage was around 10 million guilders. The cop who shot the hooligan was not prosecuted by Justice. It took almost 2 years for this to be clarified.

March 23, 1997

The battle at Beverwijk was a violent encounter between hooligans from Feyenoord and Ajax. The brawl took place on March 23, 1997. Carlo Picornie , an Ajax supporter of the F-side, died during this fight. The goal was that the hard cores of both clubs would meet again, after the short and especially for the hard core of Ajax disappointing fight that had previously been arranged at the A10 ring road near Amsterdam. The F-side found that the S.C.F. had not kept to the agreement, and wanted to organize a new fight between the hard core of both clubs. On that date, Ajax and Feyenoord played in Waalwijk and Alkmaar. Police had information that the hooligans of both clubs intended to meet, but the exact location was unknown.

December 8, 1991

Erik Lassche , a supporter of FC Twente died on December 8, 1991 at the hands of a supporter of Feyenoord. This made him the first Dutch football dead. As a tribute to Lassche, a work of art was unveiled in the stadium 10 years after his death. The perpetrator was sentenced to 4 years in prison a few months later after the incident. In the series " Feyenoord Till I Die " (episode 2) the perpetrator has the floor.

September 27, 1989

The bar incident was a serious case of football hooliganism, which took place on September 27, 1989 in the old Ajax stadium “De Meer”. During a home game of Ajax against Austria Wien, Austrian goalkeeper Franz Wohlfahrt was hit by an iron bar that had been thrown onto the field from the F-side's box. Ajax lost legally and was excluded from European football matches for a year. The bar was thrown by 17-year-old Gerald M. He was sentenced to five months in prison and he had to pay 500,000 guilders for damages. The legal costs of 15,000 guilders were also recovered from him. He claimed to have acted on a whim.

October 28, 1987

During the qualifying match on 28 October 1987 for the European Football Championship in 1988, a heavy firework bomb exploded in the early stages of the match at a 1-0 score close to the goalkeeper of Cyprus, Andreas Charitou. This was slightly injured and had to be replaced. The Cypriot players left the field in protest and refused to continue playing. After much insistence from the Dutch side, Luxembourg referee Roger Philippi decided to resume the match. The game ended 8-0 partly due to 5 goals from John Bosman. UEFA decided to declare the result of the match invalid. The bomb was hidden in an orange and was thrown by a 21-year-old resident of Oss who was immediately arrested.

May 29, 1974

On May 29, 1974, major supporter riots took place in De Kuip in Rotterdam during a UEFA Cup match between Feyenoord and Tottenham Hotspur. These were caused by drunken Spurs supporters and they were seen as the first football riots in the Netherlands. On November 2, 1983 there were again riots in the same stadium during a UEFA Cup meeting, so these two clubs. Dozens were injured and a Tottenham Hotspur supporter was stabbed on television.
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The battle near Beverwijk on March 23, 1997
Firework bomb explodes in the penalty area
The police clash with hooligans