ADO Den Haag ban 22 fans for racist chants in Ajax match
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Dutch top flight club ADO Den Haag have handed stadium bans to 22 fans they say were involved in racist chants during Sunday's 1-0 loss to Ajax.
A group of fans repeatedly made monkey noises when Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer, who is black, was on the ball at ADO's Kyocera stadium.
ADO said in a statement Friday that it has told the 22 they will be held liable for any financial damages the club suffers as a result of the chants.
In an interview on Ajax's website, Bazoer says he "doesn't understand that there is still racism in stadiums in 2016" and says he is "disappointed that the chants and strange noises could continue throughout almost the entire match."
The Dutch football association has also launched an investigation.