Monday 19 April 2021

Den Bosch mayor apologises to footballer over monkey chants

The mayor of Den Bosch has written an open letter to AZ striker Jozy Altidore, who was subjected to racist chanting during Tuesday’s Dutch cup match in the city.

In the letter, published in local paper Brabants Dagblad, Ton Rombouts says he is shocked by the supporters’ behaviour and full of wonder for Altidore’s reaction.

After the match, the American said he would pray for his tormentors.

In the Dutch-language letter, Rombouts invites Altidore and a partner to visit the city and says they will enjoy the warm hospitality it offers.

Earlier stories
Den Bosch football club regrets racist chants

 

Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl

The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.

DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.