Groningen – ‘Supporters’ of FC Groningen have also threatened police officers and their loved ones outside of the police’s duty. The Dagblad van het Noorden announced this on Friday afternoon.
The threatened police officers would include officers who accompany supporters at matches of the football club. The police confirm the threats, but do not make any specific statements.
FC Groningen’s lost away match against Excelsior (early January) and the subsequent train journey back to Groningen are said to have fueled the threats. At the time, supporters blamed the police for the ‘derailed’ train journey. According to the police, the decision of the police to no longer accompany FC Groningen supporters to away games would mark an end to the threats. However, the police state that this decision by the police was not made because of the threats, but because of “natural attrition” within the special unit for this task. People are now being recruited for this. writes Oogtv.nl.
It is not the first time that the hard core of FC Groningen supporters has been accused of threats. Earlier this week, DvhN also reported that staff in the Euroborg are facing threats, specifically regarding prohibited items that the ‘hooligans’ sometimes take to the stadium.
The disturbances around the ‘hard core’ of FC Groningen reached a low point this week.