Georginio Wijnaldum was shocked by the racist chanting during Den Bosch’s clash with Excelsior on Sunday.

On Sunday, Excelsior striker Ahmad Mendes Moreira was subject of racist chanting by Den Bosch fans. The referee took the players off the pitch before the game resumed later.

At their press conference on Monday, Georginio Wijnaldum and Ronald Koeman spoke against the shocking actions.

Wijnaldum said, “It came very hard personally, I never expected this to happen in the Netherlands. I was very shocked.

“You can’t do anything as a player. This is a social problem, it is something for politics. Action must be taken against this type of practice. And not only against racism. A Hitler salute was also issued. How can you do that? That is really disrespectful, that is simply not possible. And it cannot be accepted either. ”

Asked about the measures that should be taken, Wijnaldum added, “Hard fines. I read somewhere that there should be cameras everywhere. The punishment must be so harsh that no one would do that.

“If it were to happen to us, I would walk off the field. “

Koeman supported Wijnaldum’s views, “You just have to leave the field. As a Dutch team we would do the same. Someone has to do it. Every time it is tackled with velvet gloves. We are much too easy in the Netherlands. We accept everything. I sometimes hear that we live in a safe country. But I don’t think so.”

Memphis Depay also took to Twitter on Sunday to show his disgust at the actions on Sunday.




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