The professional football prosecutor of the KNVB on Thursday in Zeist demanded that the M-side, the grandstand with fanatic fans, remain closed for the next two matches of FC Den Bosch. The Keuken Kampioen Division-club will be punished for the racist slogans of the fans in November against Excelsior-striker Ahmad Mendes Moreira.
FC Den Bosch indicated earlier not to appeal, regardless of what the penalty will be. A judgment must still be made within two weeks to confirm the sanction.
In addition to the penalty of two matches, there is also a conditional penalty of a match with a closed M-side. Supporters with (seasonal) tickets for the M-side are also not allowed to sit in other places in the stadium.
In recent months FC Den Bosch investigated the events during the Kitchen Champion Division competition on November 17, which was temporarily suspended by the referee because of the racist chants. The Brabant club did not want to announce last week how many stadium bans this has led to.
The prosecutor made that known Thursday evening during the session in Zeist. So far, FC Den Bosch has imposed twelve provisional stadium bans, but only one is because of racism. The rest is for throwing cups or other objects or lighting fireworks.
The next home match of FC Den Bosch is on Friday against Young AZ, but then probably no decision will have been made yet. The team of coach Erik van der Ven is expected to play in a partially closed stadium on 14 February against Jong FC Utrecht and on 6 March against Almere City FC.