Some 30 football supporters were arrested on Saturday night after fights broke out between supporters from various teams in both Utrecht city and alongside the nearby A12 motorway.
RTL Nieuws reports that the trouble broke out in Utrecht between fans from ADO Den Haag, Utrecht and Feyenoord and then shifted to a motorway services station. The A12 had to be closed for a time after supporters ran onto the road itself when the police arrived.
ADO Den Haag has now issued an urgent appeal for supporters not to travel to Utrecht for Sunday’s key league match.
The city’s mayor Jan van Zanen has also said that supporters from The Hague are not welcome ‘because of fights, the dangerous situation on the A12 and the risk of a repeat on Sunday’.
‘Football violence will not be tolerated,’ the mayor said.
Tegen het eind van het seizoen lopen de gemoederen blijkbaar hoog op. Voetbalsupporters zoeken elkaar op op de #A12 bij De Meern, rijbaan in beide richtingen dicht #nietgoedtepraten. pic.twitter.com/x889ToDWG1
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