Archive

Continuing problems with football hooligans

Football hooliganism remains a problem in the Netherlands, despite the toughening of the so-called Football Act a year and a half ago.

Last year, an angry mob attempted to storm an office building on the grounds of Feyenoord stadium in Rotterdam. In Amsterdam, a drunken 19-year-old attacked a goalie on the pitch. These and other incidents have some politicians saying the law remains an insufficient deterrent.

[media:video]

Archive

This article is part of the RNW archive. RNW is the former Radio Netherlands Worldwide or Wereldomroep, which was founded as the Dutch international public broadcaster in 1947. In 2011 Dutch government’s decided to cut funding and shift RNW in 2013 from the ministry of Education, Culture and Science to the ministry of Foreign Affairs. More information about RNW’s current activities can be found at http://www.rnw.org/about-rnw