Brave new depths of unsportsmanlike conduct were plumbed in the Eredivisie over the weekend when Ajax defender Joel Veltman capitalised on an injured teammate to quite literally trick his way past an opponent.
Finding himself out on the right flank, Veltman appeared to stop play in order to alert the Sparta Rotterdam defence to an injury sustained by his own teammate, Bertrand Traore, who lay writhing agony on the ground.
However, as the Sparta defenders turned to check on Traore, Veltmans seized...
Newcastle United keeper Tim Krul has joined AZ Alkmaar on loan after cutting short his deal with fellow Eredivisie side Ajax.
The 28-year-old made a temporary switch to Ajax at the start of the campaign in a bid to regain form and fitness after missing most of 2015-16 through injury.
Krul, however, was unable to dislodge Andre Onana from the No. 1 spot at the Amsterdam ArenA and decided to leave the club in pursuit of first-team action.
I'm grateful to @AZAlkmaar for giving me the opportunity!...