The Public Prosecution Service in East Brabant announced on Monday that it would investigate the events at Sunday's match between FC Den Bosch and Excelsior. Trainer Erik van der Ven from Den Bosch also reported a threat.
The Public Prosecution Service East Brabant announces Monday in a tweet together with the police in East Brabant to watch the incident involving Excelsior player Ahmad Mendes Moreira in the match in the Kitchen Champion Division on Sunday.
"We want to let it be known that this is our attention", a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor said to NU.nl. "The police and the OM will look at the images to see what exactly happened there and who is responsible for it."
The match, which ended in a 3-3 tie, was stopped for more than fifteen minutes after racist slogans were heard at Mendes Moreira.
The KNVB stated on Sunday-evening that referee Laurens Gerrets had correctly implemented the protocol by stopping the game. The referee received compliments from the politics about his actions.
Trainer Van der Ven does not sleep at home due to threats
Van der Ven did not sleep at home last night due to the threats and reported it to the police on Monday. In the interest of the investigation, FC Den Bosch does not want to say anything about the nature of the threats. Van der Ven was back at the club on Monday to lead the training.
The 35-year-old coach refused to say anything about stopping the game on Sunday in a first reaction after the game. Van der Ven stated that he only supported a statement from his club.
Den Bosch initially stated in that statement that there was no question of racism and that only "crow sounds" could be heard from the stands. Later on Sunday, the Brabant club from the Kitchen Champion Division announced that it would launch an investigation into possible racism.
Van der Ven called Mendes Moreira "pathetic man"
Van der Ven had called Mendes Moreira a "pathetic man" after the match. The trainer later regretted it.
"That was not so much about the fact that he felt attacked, but more because he was provocative for our supporters after his goal. I didn't think that was smart, because the game had already been stopped. That is why I said that and that afterwards is not smart ", said Van der Ven.
"It was not to deal with that boy, because it seems to me to be a very sweet and nice boy. I should not have said it, but it is getting blown up a bit at the moment. I am behind Mendes Moreira, 100 percent."