Wednesday 25 November 2020

Police arrest seven over death threats to Feyenoord player

Feyenoord badge on the pitch in De Kuip stadium.Feyenoord midfielder Marko Veijnovic has received death threats at his home following the club’s recent poor run of results.

The 26-year-old was threatened in front of his wife by a group of men who pulled up in front of his house in two cars, the Telegraaf reports.

Police in Rotterdam have arrested seven people in connection with the incident, one of whom is reported to have admitted the offence.

Veijnovic’s wife called police and gave them details of the cars following the incident on Saturday evening.

Summer signing

The midfielder, a Dutch national of Bosnian Serb descent, was Feyenoord’s most expensive buy last summer when he signed for €3.5 million from Vitesse Arnhem.

He came on as a substitute in Sunday’s home game against ADO Den Haag, but could not save his team from losing 2-0. Feyenoord have now lost five games in a row in the Eredivisie, which represents the worst run of results in the club’s history.

The Telegraaf says the club is considering whether to arrange extra security for a number of players.

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