Dutch football club ordered to stamp out anti-Semitic chanting
Dutch football club ADO Den Haag has been told to take action to stop anti-Semitic chanting, a court in The Hague heard yesterday (9 August).
The club has been instructed to take ‘adequate measures’ to stop ‘undesirable and unacceptable’ crowd behaviour after failing to prevent ant-Semitic chants occurring at a home match against Ajax in March.
Ajax players and supporters are nicknamed de Joden – the Jews – although opinion is divided as to the reason.
ADO Den Haag midfielder Lex Immers was suspended for five matches after he joined in with the chanting on March 20.
ADO maintains its officials had not heard the singing.
From Dutch News